Dung beetle (Coprinellus disseminatus)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Psathyrellaceae (Psatirellaceae)
- Genus: Coprinellus (Coprinellus or Dung)
- Species: Coprinellus disseminatus
Scattered dung beetle (Latin Coprinellus disseminatus) is a mushroom of the Psathyrellaceae family, previously belonged to the dung family. Inedible due to the small size of the caps containing very little flesh.
Scattered dung beetle cap: Very small (diameter 0.5 – 1.5 cm), folded, bell-shaped. Young light cream specimens quickly turn gray. Unlike other dung beetles, it almost does not emit a dark liquid during decomposition. The flesh of the cap is very thin, the smell and taste are difficult to distinguish.
Plates: In youth, grayish, darken with age, decompose at the end of the life cycle, but give little liquid.
Spore powder: Black. Leg: Length 1-3 cm, thin, very fragile, grayish white.
Distribution: Scattered dung is found from late spring to mid-autumn on decaying wood, usually in large colonies, evenly covering an amazing area. Individually, either it does not grow at all, or is not noticed by anyone.
Similar species: The characteristic appearance and especially the mode of growth (large colony, uniform coverage of the tree or stump surface) excludes the possibility of error.
Notes: A mushroom that does not exist in the singular. In all editions the chapter 'The scattered dung' is illustrated by the colony of these mushrooms; to shoot a single copy of a scattered dung beetle does not occur to anyone. What's the point?-
Photo of a mushroom Dung scattered from questions in recognition:
2016.12.03 2016.11.20 2016.02.29 Alexander 2019.09.27 Alexander Kozlovskikh 2019.03.06 Vladimir Bobov 2018.07.28