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mushroom foraging guide Common Inkcap

Names

Common: Common Inkcap

Latin: Coprinus atramentarius

Edibility

Edibility:Poisonous

Eating notes: Can cause a range of symptoms if consumed with alcohol.

Season

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Description

Cap: 3-8cm. Conical with irregular margin. Grey-brown, paler towards edge.

Gills: Free and crowded. Initially white, then black and finally deliquescing

Stem: Off-white, smooth. A ring zone can sometimes be seen a the base of the stem

Spores: Date-brown

Habitat: In groups on the ground. Often growing from buried wood.

Frequency: Very Common