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(Bulliard 1786) (Bulliard 1786)
Agaricales - Psathyrellaceae Agaricales - Psathyrellaceae
Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria

Common Inkcap:

Warning: This fungi is parasitic, and is inedible, consumed with alcohol it can be fatal, and is thought to be carcinogenic.

Habitat: This fungi grows in parks, gardens, pastures, pavements where ever there is buried wood. It often grows from the stumps of felled trees. This fungi often grows in tufts, or small groups, solitary specimens are scarce. When they first sprout from the ground they are usually off white to fawn, or grey, as they mature they go very blackish in colour. These fungi can appear anytime from spring to early winter, often after heavy rain.

Comment: Common and widespread in  the British Isles. It can be from 3cm to 7cm in diameter, and of a similar size in height. Traditionally in the distant past, it used to used to make writing ink for documents.

 

(Bulliard 1786) (Bulliard 1786) (Bulliard 1786) (Bulliard 1786)
Agaricales - Psathyrellaceae Agaricales - Psathyrellaceae Agaricales - Psathyrellaceae Agaricales - Psathyrellaceae
Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria

 

 

 

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