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Shaggy Ink Cap, Lawyer's Wig, Shaggy Mane

Coprinus comatus


Slimy looking dying mushrooms that seem to cling onto each other for dear life! 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


Nice yellow leaf hat on the little ones! :-)

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Muckpuk 2 weeks ago

Thank you Neil. Had never seen one before ( at least not consciously ) and all I could think of was The Adams Family. ;-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 weeks ago

Nice spotting. Ink caps are amazing.

Muckpuk 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jae. It looks like it is indeed a Copinus Comata. I took another picture of a muschroom close by which was a Copinus Comata, so that makes sense. `

Jae 3 weeks ago

These are ink caps, Muckpuk. Probably Coprinus comata or Coprinopsis atramentaria. Though I find it rather difficult to distinguish the two species in this phase. Cool mushrooms nonetheless :)

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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Lat: 51.50, Long: 5.48

Spotted on Oct 19, 2019
Submitted on Nov 13, 2019

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