Snow-white dung

Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinopsis nivea) Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinopsis nivea) Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinopsis nivea)

Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinus niveus)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Psathyrellaceae (Psatirellaceae)
  • Genus: Coprinopsis (Koprinopsis)
  • Species: Coprinopsis nivea (Snow-white dung)

Snow-white dung

Snow-white dung beetle (Latin Coprinopsis nivea) is a mushroom of the Psathyrellaceae family. Inedible.

It grows on horse manure or near damp grass. The season is summer – autumn.

The cap measures 1–3 cm in сначала, at first it is elongated-ovoid, then becomes bell-shaped or conical, to almost flat with the edges bent upward. The skin is pure white, covered with a rich powdery coating (the remainder of the bedspread), which is washed off by rain.

The flesh of the cap is light, very thin. Leg 5-8 cm long and 1-3 mm in в, white, with a mealy surface, swollen at the base.

The plates are loose, frequent, at first gray, then blacken and liquefy. Black spore powder, spores 15 × 10.5 × 8 μm, flattened-ellipsoidal, slightly hexagonal, smooth, with pores.

The mushroom is inedible.

Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinopsis nivea) Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinopsis nivea) Snow-white dung beetle (Coprinopsis nivea)

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