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Shaggy Ink Cap

Coprinus comatus


Medium sized (5 to 8 cm in length) whitish or cream coloured elongated buttons; covered by soft scales giving them somewhat shaggy appearance. Found growing in colonies, they mature quickly - as soon as the cap starts opening and/or gills start turning black, the entire cap will rapidly liquify.


On edges of an oak forest in Geneva lake valley.


At this stage; they are edible and highly appreciated - I admit having collected and dined on these (lovely delicate taste)... When collected, they need to be prepared quickly, two-three hours maximum after picking.

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1 Comment

KarenSaxton 11 months ago

One of my favorite edibles: we joke that when you find them, you go inside and heat the pan before picking

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Oct 7, 2019
Submitted on Nov 3, 2019

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