Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria

    Alternative names
    Tipplers Bane, Coprinus atramentarius

     Egg shaped, expanding with age, radially grooved, grey, often with a brown centre, to about 7 cm across.

    Identification difficulty

    On dead wood (often buried) from deciduous trees.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Often grows in clumps.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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