Common dungweed (Coprinopsis cinerea)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Psathyrellaceae (Psatirellaceae)
- Genus: Coprinopsis (Koprinopsis)
- Species: Coprinopsis cinerea (Common dung)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Dunghill gray
Description: Hat 1-3 cm in diameter, at first elliptical, with a white felt bloom, then bell-shaped, radially ribbed, cracked into individual fibers, with an uneven edge, with remnants of a felt blanket, gray, gray-gray, with a brownish top. In mature mushrooms, the edge bends, turns black and the cap begins to self-degrade.
The plates are frequent, free, white, gray and then black.
Spore powder, black.
The leg is 5-10 cm long and 0.3-0.5 cm in diameter, cylindrical, thickened at the base, fibrous, brittle, hollow inside, whitish, with a tapered process.
The pulp is thin, fragile, white, then gray, without a special smell.
Distribution: Common dung lives from the last decade of May to mid-September on rich fertilized soil after rains, in fields, in vegetable gardens, in gardens, on garbage heaps, in woodlands and along forest roads, in grass and on litter, singly (in the forest) and in small groups, not often, annually.
Evaluation: Common dung is considered an edible fungus at a young age (with white blades). It grows and ages very quickly, so it is necessary to cook immediately after harvest, literally without wasting a minute.
Photo of a fungus Common dung from the recognition questions:
2016.11.20 2017.09.25 Gennady 2016.11.02 Tatiana