Coprinellus domesticus    (Bolt.:Fr.) Vilgalys, Hopple & Jacq. Johnson 

common name(s) : Firerug Inkcap, Domestic Ink Cap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Psathyrellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Coprinaceae  

synonyms: Coprinus domesticus 

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Coprinellus domesticus toxicity of Coprinellus domesticus genus Coprinellus  

The cap is pale buff, with brownish centre. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, base sometimes yellowish, bulbous, without ring.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then purple brown then black, adnate, crowded . The spore print is black. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, with poplar, alder, maple.

The fruiting period takes place from April to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3 cm (between 1 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 15.5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 2 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : red-brown mycelium, often visible on the wood

Coprinellus domesticus is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Coprinellus domesticus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Coprinellus domesticus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18