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Shaggy ink cap

Coprinus comatus

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Mauron 6 years ago

Dear Michel, this is the late, probably the last stage of this fungus life, so it doesn't have white or shaggy appearance. But there was couple of younger specimen in surroundings, as in this spotting: so they help me in determination. Thank you on your interest in my spotting. Greetings.

MichelBeeckman 6 years ago

It is more likely a species of Coprinellus, rather than Coprinus, as the cap doesn't have the white, shaggy appearence and lacks a brown, ochraceous or whitish central velum patch. As it looks like it stands solitary, I'd suggest a species of Coprinellus from section Domestici, which means it is a member of the group surrounding Coprinellus domesticus. Microscopy is required to find out the exact species.

Mauron 6 years ago

Thanks. No, i haven't tried to make ink, but it seems very interesting. Actually I'm quite busy at the moment, but I'll give it a try in future. I ate young specimen of this fungus and that is my only experience with it. :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

great pic! have you tried making ink out of it?

Mauron 6 years ago

Thank you all. Very incredible fungi indeed.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Incredible is right. Great spothing Mauron. Thanks for sharing it.

ElizabethWatanabe 6 years ago

This is incredible.

WOW! Fantastic...The ink running out of the cup. Great picture, Mauron.

armadeus.4 6 years ago

That's a cool bit of fungi! Great shot Mauron! Thank you for sharing :)

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Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spotted on Oct 20, 2016
Submitted on Oct 22, 2016

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