Coprinus comatus identification

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Coprinus Coprinus comatus (Fr.) S. F. Gray. Shaggy Mane, Shaggy Inkcap, Lawyer's Wig, Coprin chevelu, Schopftintling, Agarico chiomato, Geschubde inktzwam, Gyapjas tintagomba. Cap 3-7cm across when expanded, more or less a tall ovoid when young, becoming more cylindrical as it expands; white and very shaggy-scaly, often with a pale brownish "skullcap" at apex; margin of the cap dissolves away and progresses steadily upward until the entire cap has liquified away, including the gills. Gills free, crowded, very narrow; white becoming black and inky from the margin upward. Stem 60-120 x 10-20mm, very tall, straight, with a slightly bulbous base, hollow in center; white; smooth, with a ring of veil tissue left lower down on the stem. Flesh soft, fibrous; white. Odor (when young) pleasant. Taste similar. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, with germ pore at apex, (12)13-17(18) x 7-9?. Deposit black. Habitat often in large numbers on roadsides, lawns, and other urban sites, especially where the soil has been disturbed. Found throughout North America and Europe. Season sometimes in the spring but usually July-November. Edible and delicious when young.

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More info about Coprinus comatus mushroom

Stem type:
Ring on stem
Found in fields
Grows on the ground
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Conical or nearly so
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
North America
Flesh granular or brittle
Last modification: 2015-10-19 16:01:38

Coprinus comatus comments

2017-03-05 23:10:08

Do not fry with a lid on your pan, it exudes too much liquid .

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