Mica cap

Coprinellus micaceus
Small, stalked and gilled mushrooms found on rotted wood or on the ground over buried dead wood. The brownish caps are bell-shaped and are hairy and have radial grooves. Glistening, mica-like granules are present on the cap and account for the name. These granules are easily washed of by rain so are often evanescent. The cap margin often looks tattered with age. The gills are initially pale, but turn brown and eventually black with age and may partially deliquesce (dissolve). The flesh is white.