Coprinus


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Coprinus

 

a genus of hymenomycetous gill fungi. The fruiting body is slender and delicate. At maturity, the cap deliquesces into a black fluid, which was formerly used instead of ink. The mushrooms grow on rich humus and dung; occasionally they grow on trees and wood. The common inky cap (Coprinus atramentarius) and the shaggy mane (C. comatus) are often found in gardens and parks.

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Effect of different post harvest treatments on nutritive and antioxidant activities of wild edible Coprinus cinereus (Schaeff.
It has been seen in Coprinus disseminatus that tips do not slow their extension following a branch event (Butler 1961), so it can be concluded that the supply of this material to the tip must exceed the rate of consumption.
of California-Berkeley) cover the families Coprinaceae and Bolbitiacaea and genera the Coprinus, Bolbitius, Conocybe, Philiotina, and Agrocybe.
Some of the species foraged recently included the Boletus mirabilis (above) and Coprinus (right).