Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Psathyrellaceae
Species: Coprinellus micaceus (Bull.) Vilgalys, Hopple & Jacq. Johnson
Synonyms: Agaricus micaceus
Coprinus micaceus
Common Name: Glistening Inkcap


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Coprinellus micaceusPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (8)
Salix (5)
Quercus (5)
Alnus glutinosa (4)
Fraxinus excelsior (3)
Acer pseudoplatanus (3)
Crataegus monogyna (3)
Corylus avellana (3)
Poa (2)
Beech (2)
Ash (2)
Sorbus aucuparia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (25)
Woodland: mixed (13)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (11)
Parkland and scattered trees (7)
Woodland (7)
Built up area, domestic (6)
Woodland: broadleaved (6)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Scrub (4)
Woodland: plantation (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (3)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Alnus glutinosa-Carex paniculata woodland (1)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Boundaries: intact hedge (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (31)
Dead Wood (17)
Quercus rubra (10)
Soil (8)
Tree (5)
Larch (Larix) (4)
Soil Leaves (3)
Soil Mossy (3)
Fallen Tree (2)
Rotting Wood (2)
Buried Wood (1)
Fallen Wood (1)
Root (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (3)
February (2)
March (2)
April (7)
May (7)
June (1)
July (4)
August (6)
September (31)
October (60)
November (14)
December (2)