Fairy Inkcap

Coprinus disseminatus

Fairy Inkcap (Coprinus disseminatus)

A tiny species which grow in large troops producing bell-like caps. These caps are whitish and deeply pleated when young. As they age the flesh becomes greyish with an ochre centre. Also known as Trooping Crumble Cap or Fairies’ Bonnets. Cap width up to 1.5cm. Stem height up to 4cm.

It fruits early spring until winter, and grows in dense clusters in the earth or on the wood at the base of fallen deciduous trees. Found in woodland, parks and gardens. Common and widespread.

Photographs of Fairy Inkcap (Coprinus disseminatus) taken August 2007, country park, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2007. Camera used Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1.

10 thoughts on “Fairy Inkcap

  1. I absolutely adore these cute little mushrooms. When I find them, I just love taking photos of them, that I can barely pull myself away. Great photo!

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    1. Thank you, Laura 🙂 I guess I have a thing for these mushrooms also, and fungi in general. I find them both fascinating and beautiful in their own way.

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