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Coprinus micaceus

   (Family: Coprinaceae)
   
Common name: common ink cap, inky cap, Mica ink-cap EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Choice
Size: 40 - 60 mm
Colour:
Brownish yellow (Ochre)
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Spore colour:
Black
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Slightly mushroomy
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
Cap: 20-150 mm, oval when young, expanding to broadly convex or bell-shaped, sometimes with a curled up and or tattered margin; honey brown, tawny, amber, or sometimes paler; becoming paler with age, especially towards the margin; buttons covered with mica-like granules which frequently wash off with rain or dew; the margin lined or grooved, usually halfway towards the center or more.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Pileus (Cap) decorations: wart
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Delicate and pale, becoming black.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: unswollen
Annulus: none
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  40mm-80mm long x 2mm-4mm. Hollow. When young, covered with stiff, fine hairs which give it a silky appearance.
 
 
Habitat: Grows on plant material/manure
Habitat info: EDIT
Large, crowded groups grows on or near rotten tree stumps, especially those of deciduous varieties, in streets, yards, gardens and fields, common after good rains.
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