Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Psathyrellaceae
Species: Coprinopsis atramentaria (Bull.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo
Synonyms: Agaricus atramentarius
Agaricus fimetarius
Agaricus luridus
Agaricus plicatus
Agaricus sobolifer
Coprinus atramentarius
Coprinus atramentarius var. sobolifer
Coprinus atramentarius var. soboliferus
Coprinus luridus
Coprinus plicatus
Coprinus sobolifer
Coprinus soboliferus
Common Name: Common Inkcap

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Coprinopsis atramentariaPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
Photographer: Roy Anderson

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (6)
Poa (3)
Poaceae (1)
Picea abies (1)
Larix (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Salix (1)
Abies procera (1)
Alnus glutinosa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (11)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (7)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (7)
Woodland (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Scrub (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Boundaries: earth bank (1)
Boundaries: intact hedge (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Cultivated/disturbed land: amenity grassland (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Other habitat (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Valley alderwoods on neutral-alkaline soils (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (18)
Soil Grassy (14)
Soil Leaves (2)
Buried Wood (1)
Dead stump (1)
Dead Wood (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Stump (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (7)
March (3)
April (1)
July (2)
August (4)
September (19)
October (36)
November (9)
December (1)