Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Psathyrellaceae

Coprinopsis cordispora  (T. Gibbs) Gminder (2010)

One of a trio of species that are very similar and not easy to separate. One source notes that the most distinctive character is the presence of lageniform cheilocystidia. The five-sided spores are distinctive of the group.

Found on herbivore dung and related material such as silage

Chris Johnson