Coprinus

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Coprinus (family Coprinaceae) A genus of fungi which form mushroom like fruit bodies. The gills are parallelsided, and typically liquefy (see AUTOLYSIS) from the lower edge upwards as the spores mature. There are many species. Most are found on dung, but some grow on rotting timber, tree-stumps, etc. Some species are edible. See also INK CAP.

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