Gila County, Arizona, US
Taxon: Coprinopsis picacea (Synonyms, according to Index fungorum - species fungorum: Agaricus picaceus, Coprinus picaceus)
2011-11-05 Lower Austria, district Mödling - Wienerwald (560 msm Quadrant 7863/3)
German name: Specht-Tintling
ID source: Wikipedia
Habitat: mixed broadleaf forest, calciferous ground (chalk but also dolomite)
Occurrence: quite common in Wienerwald region
Remarks about life cycle: As most Coprinus sp. (this one here has been split off to the new taxon Coprinopsis) the cap of this mushrooms begins to dissolve as soon as the fruiting body is maturing; different stages of dissolvement are shown in the photos.
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: December 26, 2009
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seen a few, also called Coprinus picaceus
Coprinopsis picacea is a species of fungus in the Psathyrellaceae. It is commonly called Magpie Fungus. It is native to Britain. It was first described in 1785 by French mycologist Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard in 1785 as Agaricus picaceus.