Sub-category: Ink caps
A species of agaric fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae. Unlike most other coprinoid mushrooms, C. disseminatus does not dissolve into black ink (deliquesce) in maturity. Its cap is initially white, but soon begins to turn grayish brown, with a brownish center. Cap is minute to 2 cm; oval when young, expanding to broadly convex or bell-shaped; when young almost white, with a brownish or grayish center, 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. Stem is 1.5 to 4 cm long; 1 to 2 mm thick; equal; smooth; often curved; white; hollow.
Typically fruits in clusters near the bases of stumps