Coprinellus disseminatus (Pers.) J.E. Lange
(fairy inkcap, crumble cap, fragile inkcap, fairies' bonnets)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCoprinellus disseminatus (fairy inkcap, crumble cap, fragile inkcap, fairies' bonnets)
GenusCoprinellus (a genus of inkcaps)
FamilyPSATHYRELLACEAE (a family of inkcap and brittlestem toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets) :
1: Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)
22 Sep 2004 OSGR: SO71 51° 50' N, 2° 20' W Vice County: West Glos (VC 34) England
Troop of fruitbodies on upturned Apple root plate
Image 1: In situImage 2: In situ - close-upImage 3: Cystidia - microscope low magnificationImage 4: Spores - magnifiedImage 5: Spores - magnified (2)
2: Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)
12 May 2004 OSGR: SO71 51° 50' N, 2° 20' W Vice County: West Glos (VC 34) England
3 fruitbodies on root plate of fallen Willow/Poplar
Image 1: Cap - close-upImage 2: Caps - close-upImage 3: Fruitbodies - close-upImage 4: Fruitbodies - in situImage 5: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 6: Spores - highly magnified (2)Image 7: Spores - highly magnified (3)Image 8: Spores - highly magnified (4)
3: Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)
23 May 1982 OSGR: SU17 51° 30' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
on wood
Image 1: CollectionImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view - in situImage 3: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ (2)Image 4: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ (3)Image 5: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ - enlargedImage 6: Gills and stipe apex - close-up - enlargedImage 7: Caulocystida - magnifiedImage 8: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 9: Pileocystidium and sphaerocyst - magnifiedImage 10: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 11: DescriptionImage 12: Description - contd
4: Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)
14 May 1977 OSGR: SE05 53° 60' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: Mid-west Yorks (VC 64) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - side view - in situImage 2: Caps - close-up - enlarged
5: Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)
27 Dec 1971 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
on log
Image 1: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 4 general literature references relevant to Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)

Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 2 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap, Crumble Cap, Fragile Inkcap, Fairies' Bonnets)
A small toadstool which grows in large troops on old stumps, dead wood or soil near buried wood. It is common throughout the British Isles.
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