Shaggy Inkcap
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Taken at Pow Burn on 21st October 2018 using Nikon D500
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken at Pow Burn on 9th October 2016 using Panasconic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Shaggy Inkcap.
Latin Name :
Family:
AKA:
Coprinus Comatus.
Agaricaceae.
Lawyer's wig, shaggy mane.
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Edibility
Lawns, gravel roads and waste areas. 
1 - 2.5 cms diameter.
Mostly white with shaggy scales.
10 - 40 mm high.
June - November.
This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and
dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or
depositing spores.
They are carniverous and can capture and digest roundworms.
When young it is an excellent edible mushroom provided that it
is eaten soon after being collected. It keeps very badly because
of the autodigestion of its gills and cap.