Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Psathyrellaceae

Coprinopsis nivea (Pers.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo

Snowy Inkcap

Delicate pure white inkcap when young and covered in floccose velar remains, the gills and lower cap deliquescing to black with age. Common on cow and horse dung

Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1995) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 4, Agarics, 2nd Part
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi