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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Coprinus disseminatus. Coprinus disseminatus


Agaricus disseminatus
Psathyrella disseminata
Pseudocoprinus disseminatus


Present in region - Origin uncertain

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Owner: B. Dee

Owner: Herb. PDD

Owner: Herb. PDD

Caption: On a bank in native broadleaf forest, Mangemangeroa walkway, near Howick.
Owner: Ewen Cameron

Caption: Watercolour
Owner: G.M. Taylor

Caption: Fig. 7. Psathyrella disseminata, Pers. ; natural size. Fig. 8. Section of same; natural size. Fig. 9. Spores of same; x 400.

Article: Massee, G.E. (1899) [1898]. The fungus flora of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 31: 282–349 Wellington:.
Description: Densely tufted. Pileus about 1 cm. across, membrana ceous, ovate-campanulate, at first scurfy then naked, coarsely striate, margin entire, yellowish-tan, then grey; gills adnate, narrow, whitish, then grey, finally blackish ; spores elliptical, 6-10 x 3-5 µ; stem 2-4 cm. long, very slender, almost equal, rather curved, mealy then smooth, fragile, hollow.
Habitat: About trunks and stumps, and on the ground.
Distribution: New Zealand. Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, Ceylon, South Africa, Europe, Siberia.
Notes: Forming large, dense tufts ; very slender and fragile, soon flaccid, but not deliquescent.