Featuring mycology lessons, essays, and mushroom photographs and descriptions by Dianna Smith and a series of mycology articles by Bill Bakaitis
Coprinopsis atramentaria (Coprinus atramentarius) Fruits from buried wood in grass,
open disturbed areas, asphalt, etc. from spring-fall. Appears in tufts of
several fruiting bodies.
Gray-brown ovoid cap with thin
flesh is browner in center, and splits as it opens. Whitish crowded gills
become black (dark-brown spores) and quickly deliquesce. Whitish stipe is
Must be collected quickly for
cooking and eating. Will develop hangover symptoms, dehydration, nausea, possible irregular heart beat, etc.
if drink with alcohol.
Coprinopsis atramentaria (Coprinus atramentarius)