Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Psathyrellaceae

Coprinellus verrucispermus (Joss. & Enderle) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo

White when first emerged, soon developing a mid-brown hue to the cap-centre. The cap is radially gooved for 80%, and the whole body is covered in long, fine setae. As the spores mature the transluscent cap turns an ashy-grey. A small species with cap diameter of 5-10mm but can reach 15mm.

This is only the fourth British record and the first for Scotland. An adventive specimen found growing in potting compost