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Coprinus atramentarius

Alcohol Inky

Family Coprinaceae


Potentially Edible
Fleshy, gray-brown, radially lined cap with inky gills.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU NOT EAT ANY OF THE FUNGUS SPECIES ON THIS WEBSITE, IN CASE EITHER WE OR YOU MAKE AN IDENTIFICATION MISTAKE.


Description

Cap: 5-7.5 cm (2-3") wide. Egg shaped becoming bell shaped to convex. Margin pleated. Dry, smooth or silky to somewhat flattened-scaly at center. Gray to gray-brown.

Gills: Free, crowded, broad. White at first then becoming lavender-gray, then blackish inky darkening from margin to stalk.

 

Stalk and Cap (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA)
Stalk and Cap

Currled Gills, Stalk and Cap (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA)
Currled gills, Stalk and Cap




Stalk: 7.5-15 cm (3-6") long and 1-2 cm (3/8-3/4") thick. Dry, silky-fibrous. White and hollow.

Spore print: Black.

 

Habitat and Range

Usually clustered in grass and wood debris and near buried wood. Throughout North America.

 

Season

May-September.

Comment:

DO NOT eat with Alcohol.

 

 


Hollow Stalk (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA)
Hollow Stalk

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