Saturday 12 November 2011

Shaggy Ink Cap (Coprinus comatus)

You might be amazed to see this looking back from the underside of a mature shaggy ink cap mushroom.
Not quite what I expected either but you have to agree, rather impressive, if maybe a little menacing. A bit Lord of the Rings-like really!

With the mushroom and toadstool season now in full swing, it wasn't difficult to spot these common fungi on the roadside.

Just had to watch that the inky liquid of this self-digesting mushroom didn't drip onto my camera lens whilst taking the inside shot.


  1. I have just used your photograph to identify a gorgeous shaggy ink cap which has sprung up in one of my window boxes. Funny how those spores can travel even though I am in the middle of Reading:-)
    Many thanks,


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