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Coprinopsis lagopus

Last Modified: 21-2-2019 2:35

Coprinopsis lagopus (hare's foot inkcap)
Coprinopsis lagopus (hare's foot inkcap)

Coprinopsis lagopus (hare's foot inkcap) is a widespread mushroom globally, found in a variety of habitats. It is an introduced species, not endemic to NZ.

Inkcaps have short lived fruiting bodies that rapidly decay in under 24 hours, into a black inky substance, hence their name.

This example was observed growing in a lawn in Witherlea, Blenheim.

Location: Latitude: -41.536812 Longitude: 173.961563

Image Date: 19/4/2014

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