Coprinus atramentarius

Associated with exotic trees. Usually found growing at the base of stumps or dying trees.

Coprinus comatus

Grows in grassland.

Very edible, as long as it isn't starting to turn black at the bottom of the cap as shown in the next photo.

 

The blackening of the cap is caused by a process called auto-digestion. It starts at the bottom of the cap and works its way up. The black liquid contains the mature spores.

Coprinus disseminatus

Always found in large groups on rotting wood.

Coprinus lagopus

Usually found growing singly.

A very fine delicate mushroom.

Coprinus micaceus

Characterised by the white pieces which look like shiny mica on the cap.

Although this species appears to be growing out of soil in these photos, underneath the mossy covering is a very rotten log.

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