CS27_Coprinopsis
CS27_Coprinopsis
CS27_Coprinopsis_halved
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Coprinopsis atramentaria (Bull.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo, 2001
CS27 Wied il-Luq (16/12/09)
Description: Scattered agarics, growing on decomposing wood.

Pileus: Campanulate to ovate, whitish changing to greyish over time, shallow longitudinal grooves present, with a silky sheen, 18-20mm in diameter, 26-28mm in height.
Stipe: White, hollow, fibrous with silky sheen, velar remains near base of stipe, 4mm in diameter, 42mm height.
Gills: Free, charcoal black in colour with white edges, crowded.
Spore print: Black liquid - hence ink caps.

Microscopy:
Cheilocystidia: Small inflated cells, cylindric.
Spores: Small, oval, coloured black with a small germ pore. 7.5-9.3µm x 5.5-7.0µm, Q=1.14-1.48, Qm=1.30
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CS27 Wied il-Luq (16/12/09)
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