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Coprinopsis laanii

Domain: Eukaryotic
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Psathyrellaceae
Genus: Coprinopsis
Species: C. laanii
Scientific name: Coprinopsis laanii
Synonyms: Coprinus Laanii, Coprinus cineratus
There is no common name

Coprinopsis laanii is a delicate, cosmopolitan toadstool that is common in New Zealand’s
lowland podocarp forests. It appears in autumn. It is grows on wood. The fruiting body of this fungi is ephemeral and it self-dissolves into a black inky fluid. The spores are black.




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