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Coprinus picaceus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Coprin noir et blanc, Coprinopsis picacea, Elsterntintling, Harkály tintagomba, Magpie Inkcap, Spechttintling
Coprinus picaceus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7587
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Coprinus picaceus 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7588
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Coprinus picaceus Mushroom
Ref No: 7589
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Black or blackish
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Coprinus picaceus (Bull. ex Fr.) S. F. Gray New syn. Coprinopsis picacea Magpie Inkcap, Spechttintling, Elsterntintling, Coprin noir et blanc, Harkály tintagomba. Cap 5–8cm high, cylindrical-ovate to conical, broadly bell-shaped when expanded, white then sepia-grey finally black covered in white to clay-pink patches of veil remnant. Stem 90–300 x 6–15mm, with woolly bulbuous base, white. Smell unpleasant. Gills white then clay-pink, finally black and deliquescing. Spore print black. Spores ellipsoid, 13–17 x 10–12um. Habitat on alkaline soil, usually in beech woods. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Said to be poisonous but eaten by some with no ill-effect. Distribution, America and Europe. The last picture comes from Lorand Bartho in Hungary.

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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 22 June 2011

Mushroom vegetate in the wider Zaplanje, Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 04 November 2010

Gdansk Matemblewo.Poland
Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Bexy Callow (United Kingdom) - 10 October 2010

Found in beach woodland, in a group. Photo taken to capture the inrolling of the cap. Taken: 10th October 2010
Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Bexy Callow (United Kingdom) - 10 October 2010

Found in beach woodland, in a group. Taken: 10th October 2010
Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 08 April 2010

Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Stephen Kane (United Kingdom) - 30 December 2009

Photo by my sister taken near Charente, France
Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 30 October 2009

Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 30 October 2009

Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 18 November 2008

Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Sally-Ann Hopwood (France) - 18 November 2008

Found this one in the forest in Provence. didn't recognise it at first, because they're usually more tattered. you can use the photo if you like. Sally-Ann
Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 16 November 2008

Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 16 November 2008

Coprinus picaceus Tintagomba
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