|Coprinopsis atramentaria (Bull.:Fr.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo|
The cap is ash grey to greyish-brown, egg-shaped then bell-shaped; its margin is striate. The cap surface is with veil remnants showing as brown scales, especially at the centre, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white to greyish, with a slightly volva-like base caused by the very low ring, with a short-lived ring zone. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white then pink then black, free, crowded . The spore print is black. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood or on the ground, coming in not very dense tufts, close to stumps or buried wood in parks, gardens, wood edges, clearings. The fruiting period takes place from March to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : grey to grey-brown, striated, irregular bell-shaped cap, usually with brown scales (veil remnants) near the centre; ring zone near the base stem; crowded gills; in tufts on rotting (possibly buried) wood
Coprinopsis atramentaria is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
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