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Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane, is a common edible mushroom often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. These widespread and common mushrooms have a very short shelf-life, typically only lasting 24 hours from emerging to liquefying. The young fruit bodies first appear as white cylinders emerging from the ground, then the bell-shaped caps open out. The caps are white, and covered with scales—this is the origin of the common names of the mushroom. The gills beneath the cap are white, then pink, then turn black and secrete a black liquid filled with spores (hence the "ink cap" name). This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or depositing spores.

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38 comments

Malik Raoulda said:

Admirable et excellemment partagées.
Bonne soirée
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Doug Shepherd replied to Malik Raoulda:

Thanks so much for your kind comment Malik.

Enjoy your day
8 weeks ago

Anton Cruz Carro said:

Beautiful and didactic images of these fascinating mushrooms. Warm greetings, Anton.
8 weeks ago

Doug Shepherd replied to Anton Cruz Carro:

Many thanks for your visit and kind comment Anton.

Enjoy your day
8 weeks ago

Boarischa Krautmo said:

a bautiful shot of this fungus.
8 weeks ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Two wonderful autummal images.
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Amelia said:

I've never tried eating these fungi, Doug. I love the way you have shown us the comparison.
8 weeks ago

Sarah O' said:

Very interesting Doug, I don't think I have ever seen one of these.! thanks for the info under the shot. what a strange and INTERESTING mushroom. best wishes, Sarah
8 weeks ago

Pam J said:

SW SO MUCH FOR FANCY DRESSES! !!
8 weeks ago

Herb Riddle said:

Autumn is coming and these mushrooms are always a great subject. Well caught here Doug.

Regards. Herb
8 weeks ago

ROL/Photo said:

Super...+++
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Jocelyne Villoing said:

Un merveilleux sujet, chez moi je pense qu'il s'appelle une lépiote (sauf erreur), je n'en vois pas en ce moment !
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Jean-louis Thiaudier… said:

Top**
8 weeks ago

©UdoSm said:

The passage of time...
8 weeks ago

Günter Klaus said:

Herrlich sind deine Nahaufnahmen lieber Doug,das schaut auch richtig genial aus,wenn er in dieser schwarzen Farbe rinnt:))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
8 weeks ago ( translate )