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Mica Cap / Shiny Cap

Coprinellus Micaceus


Ranging from round to bell shaped, this brown, tawny flowing bodies of this fungi have a great tendency to have shiny spots upon closer inspection. They typically grow in clusters around tree roots and dead wood debris. this specimen was photographed among the heavily pruned mint plant we grow. after full development of the fruiting bodies, they begin to dissolve into a black spore riddled substance in a process known as auto digestion.


Cool moist forest floor often around tree roots.

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Michael Strydom
Spotted by
Michael Strydom

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 9, 2016
Submitted on Apr 9, 2016

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