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Coprinus angulatus Peck - (NL: Brandplekinktzwam - 026.03.0)

= Coprinus boudieri Quél. in Bull. Soc. bot. France 24: 321. 1877.

Coprinus angulatus Peck in Rep. N. Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 26: 60. 1874.

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Macroscopic features

  Closed pileus up to 20 x 15 mm, dark rust-brown to ochre-brown (Mu. 7.5 YR 3/6 to 6/6, K. & W. 6E7 to 5C/D7), remaining campanulate rather long, up to 30 mm in diam. when expanded. Lamellae narrowly adnate, rather broad and distant, white to blackish. Stipe 30-60 x 1-3 mm, usually relatively short, whitish, pubescent.

Microscopic features

  Spores [40,2,2] 7.7-10.5 x 6.0-7.8 x c. 5.5 µm, av. L= 8.7-9.6, av. B= 6.8-7.2 µm, Q= 1.15-1.60, av. Q= 1.25-1.35, mitriform in front view, truncate; germ pore central, c. 1.8 µm wide. Basidia 15-36 x 8-10 µm, 4-spored. Pseudoparaphyses 4-6 per basidium. Cheilocystidia 30-80 x 25-40 µm, (sub)globose to narrowly ellipsoid, sometimes slightly utriform intermixed with lageniform ones, 30-60 x 8-20 µm, with tapering neck and 2-5 µm wide at apex. Pleurocystidia 60-100 (-120) x 25-60 µm, (sub)globose to ellipsoid or utriform. Pileocystidia 50-100 x 12-15 µm, lageniform with tapering neck, 3.5-6 µm wide at apex. Sclerocystidia present. Clamp-connections present.


  Gregarious, on burnt ground. Rather common.


  The peculiar shape of the spores makes this species easy to recognize. Macroscopically, the roundish shape of the young fruit-bodies, usually rather dark brown, and the habitat on burned places, are indications that one is dealing with this species.
  A.H. Smith (1948: 670) studied the type material and recorded the size of the spores as being 8.5-10 (11) x 7-8.8 x 5.7-6.3 µm. The breadth of the spores is somewhat larger than we found in the two collections analyzed.

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