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Shaggy Ink Cap, Lawyer's Wig, Shaggy Mane

Coprinus comatus


The shaggy ink cap is easily recognizable from its almost cylindrical cap which initially covers most of its stem. The cap is mostly white with shaggy scales, which are more pale brown at the apex. The free gills change rapidly from white to pink, then to black. It is deliquescent. The stipe has a loose ring and measures 10–40 centimetres high by 1–2.5 centimetres diameter. Microscopically it lacks pleurocystidia.


In the forest in Son en Breugel, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands


This is a young one. See the dead ones in my other Spotting

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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Lat: 51.50, Long: 5.48

Spotted on Oct 19, 2019
Submitted on Nov 17, 2019

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