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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map