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Midden Ink Cap

Coprinus sterquilinus


A fresh one and a decaying one growing alongside one another. They undergo quite a transformation in a short amount of time (deliquescence), especially if they are picked or damaged. The young ones such as shown in the first two photos are shaggy white oval-shaped mushrooms, and the older ones are black and appear to just be a dark wet rag hanging off a stalk.


Growing out of horse dung in a grassy area at Payne's Prairie. This species has extensive range but is uncommon.

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Florida, USA

Lat: 29.60, Long: -82.28

Spotted on Dec 11, 2018
Submitted on Mar 1, 2019

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