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Coprinopsis picacea

Coprinopsis picacea
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is conical
hymenium is free
stipe is bare
spore print is black
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: poisonous

Coprinopsis picacea is a species of fungus in the Psathyrellaceae. It is commonly called magpie fungus. It is native to Britain. It was first described in 1785 by French mycologist Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard in 1785 as Agaricus picaceus.[1]

This poisonous species can sometimes be confused with the edible Coprinus comatus.

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  1. ^ Bulliard JBF. (1785). Herbier de la France [Guide to the Herbs of France] (in French) 5. pp. 192–240. 


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