Coprinellus disseminatus (Pers.) J.E. Lange, 1938.
Common names: Fairies Bonnets, Trooping Crumble Cap [En], Coprin disséminé [Fr], Zwerminktzwam [Nl], Gesäter Tintling [De]
Meise, BRABANT ● Belgium
Description: Cap to 2 cm; oval when young, expanding to broadly convex or bell-shaped; when young almost white, with a brownish center--or grayish--darkening to grayish or grayish brown with a brownish center, paler towards the margin; smooth, or very finely granular/hairy when young; lined or grooved from the margin nearly to the center.
Gills are attached to the stem or free from it; white at first, but soon gray, then blackish; not deliquescing (turning to black "ink"); close or almost distant.
Stem is 1.5-4 cm long; 1-2 mm thick; equal; smooth; often curved; white; hollow.
The flesh is very thin, fragile.
Biology : Saprobic growing in clusters, often by the hundreds, on spring, summer, and fall.
Habitat: on decaying wood, especially near the bases of stumps
Distribution: Europe, North America.