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Coprinellus disseminatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Psathyrellaceae
Genus: Coprinellus
P.Karst. (1879)
Type species
Coprinellus deliquescens
(Bull.) P.Karst. (1879)

Coprinellus is a genus of mushroom-forming fungi in the family Psathyrellaceae. The genus was circumscribed by Petter Karsten in 1879.[1] Most Coprinellus species were transferred from the once large genus Coprinus. Molecular studies published in 2001 redistributed Coprinus species to Psathyrella, or the segregate genera Coprinopsis and Coprinellus.[2] As of January 2016, Index Fungorum accepts 62 species of Coprinellus.[3]

See also[edit]

List of Coprinellus species


  1. ^ Karsten (1879). "Rysslands, Finlands och den Skandinaviska halföns Hattsvampar. Förra Delen: Skifsvampar". Bidrag till Kännedom of Finlands Natur Folk. 32: 542. 
  2. ^ Redhead SA, Vilgalys R, Moncalvo J-M, Johnson J, Hopple, JS. (2001). "Coprinus Pers. and the disposition of Coprinus species sensu lato". Taxon. 50 (1): 203–241. doi:10.2307/1224525. JSTOR 1224525. 
  3. ^ Kirk PM. "Species Fungorum (version 23rd December 2015). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2016-01-26. 

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