Coprinellus laniger

Coprinellus laniger (Coprinus laniger)2397

Coprinellus laniger (Coprinus laniger) Peck 1895

Coprinellus laniger grows from a mass of yellow ozonium in rotten wood. Its fawn to reddish-brown ovoid to bell-shaped dry cap is covered in tawny floccose scales that are remnants of its universal veil. These brush off easily. The cap is somewhat striate. The attached white crowded gills gray and then blacken due to its dark spores with maturity. The stipe is white, hollow and enlarged toward the base. It is a saprotrophic fungus. It is in the Psathyrellaceae family of the Agaricales order.