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Coprinus comatus

Last Modified: 21-2-2019 2:55

Coprinus comatus
Coprinus comatus

Coprinus comatus or shaggy inkcap is a common edible fungus. The distinctive column shape of these fungi makes them easy to identify. The species may grow up to 20cm high with a diameter 4.5cm diameter.

Edible while young, the species rapidly decays by auto-digestion into a black inky ooze, hence the common name ink-cap.

These examples were observed in Sheps Park.

Location: Latitude: -41.511627 Longitude: 173.927750

Image Date: 1/4/2017

Photographer: Christopher Cookson