Coprinopsis atramentaria
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Psathyrellaceae
Genus: Coprinopsis
P. Karst.
Type species
Coprinopsis friesii
(Quél.) P. Karst.

Coprinopsis is a genus of mushrooms in the family Psathyrellaceae. Coprinopsis was split out of the genus Coprinus based on molecular data.[1] The species Coprinopsis cinerea is a model organism for mushroom-forming basidiomycota, and its genome has recently been sequenced completely.[2]

Selected species

Rare Coprinopsis pulchricaerulea growing in Australia.

For complete list see List of Coprinopsis species


  1. ^ "Coprinus comatus, the shaggy mane. Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for May 2004". Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  2. ^ "Coprinus cinereus Database". Retrieved 2009-04-29.