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Coprinopsis romagnesiana

Coprinopsis romagnesiana

Common Name: None

Synonyms: Coprinopsis atramentarius var. squamosus;  Species Fungorum

Substrate: Ground, Wood, Buried Wood

Location: Hardwood forests, lawns

Spore Color: Black

Gill Color: Whitish; black with age


I originally thought this mushroom was Coprinopsis atramentaria but the scales across the fairly prominent scales across the surface of the cap always bothered me. Only recently did I run across this name and it reminded me of this photo. I did not collect this specimen, so I cannot be 100% sure of the ID, but many of the features seem to fit. You should look for the clustered growth and tan to brown to orange-brown scales on the surface of the cap. Will update this page more once I find it again.


Coprinopsis atramentaria is the most similarbut is not covered with scales across the surface of the cap. Coprinopsis variegata is most commonly found growing directly from wood.


Coprinopsis atramentaria

9/15/12 - Matter Park - Marion, IN