Glistening Inkcap

Coprinellus micaceus

Glistening Inkcap (Coprinellus micaceus)

I came across clusters of this inkcap growing out the rotting base of an old tree trunk. The cap is covered in fine white mica-like scales or flecks. It grows up to 3cm across, begins egg-shaped then develops into a bell-like form. The gills begin white then turn black.

Glistening Inkcap (Coprinellus micaceus)

Seen May to November in clusters on decayed stumps and buried wood of deciduouis trees. Common and widespread throughout.

Glistening Inkcap (Coprinellus micaceus)

Photographs of Glistening Inkcap (Coprinellus micaceus), taken October 2016, local wood, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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