Coprinus pachyspermus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Coprinus pachyspermus P.D. Orton (illustrated life size) Cap 1–3cm high, elliptical, sometimes with pointed apex, expanding to broadly conical and splitting at the margin; grey or creamy; covered in coarse, mealy, flocculose scales. Stem 30–110×2–4mm; white; fragile, sometimes with the remains of the mealy veil around the base. Flesh smell none. Gills free; cream then black and deliquescing. Spores 15–17×12.5–14¼, elliptical to ovate. Spore print black. Basidia 2-spored. Mealy covering of cap formed of globose, smooth, thin-walled cells. Habitat on cow dung; summer. Very rare. Unknown edibility.