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Mica cap

Coprinellus micaceus


The cap is initially 1–2.5 cm in diameter, oval to cylindrical, but expands to become campanulate (bell-shaped), sometimes with an umbo (a central nipple-like protrusion); finally it flattens somewhat, becoming convex. The color is yellow-brown or tan often with a darker center, then pale yellow or buff from the margin inwards. When young, the cap surface is covered with white or whitish shiny particles. Coprinellus micaceus is hygrophanous, meaning it assumes different colors depending on its state of hydration.[


The fruit bodies of the saprobe typically grow in clusters on or near rotting hardwood tree stumps or underground tree roots. It is an edible species.

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Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 50.81, Long: 4.68

Spotted on Nov 20, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011

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