#1 By: Xeni Jardin, October 18th, 2013 21:42
#2 By: Tetracyclic, October 19th, 2013 13:44
Looks like shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus). The base of the cap dissolves into an inky fluid, giving it it's name. They're edible, and quite tasty.
#3 By: William Beaty, October 21st, 2013 10:50
Coprinus are cool! Besides being delicious and turning into black liquid, some types contain natural "Antabuse" drug. Eat those and you won't be able to touch alcohol for days (nausea etc.)
Coprinopsis atramentaria, commonly known as the common ink cap or inky cap, is an edible (but sometimes poisonous, see below) mushroom found in Europe and North America. Previously known as Coprinus atramentarius, it is the second best known ink cap and previous member of the genus Coprinus after C. comatus. It is a widespread and common fungus found throughout the northern hemisphere. Clumps of mushrooms arise after rain from spring to autumn, commonly in urban and disturbed habitats such as vac...
#4 By: Xeni Jardin, October 23rd, 2013 21:42
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