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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Coprinus comatus (O.F.Müll.) Pers.

Coprinus comatus – lawyer's wig

Synonyms: Agaricus comatus, Agaricus cylindricus, Agaricus fimetarius, Agaricus ovatus, Coprinus clavatus, Coprinus ovatus, Oncopus comatus.

Common names: lawyer's wig, shaggy inkcap, Shaggy Mane.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane, is a common fungus often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. The young fruit bodies first appear as white cylinders emerging from the ground, then the bell-shaped caps open out. The caps are white, and covered with scales—this is the origin of the common names of the fungus. The gills beneath the cap are white, then pink, then turn black and secrete a black liquid filled with spores (hence the "ink cap" name). This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or depositing spores.

Arabic: مروث أهلب, Basque: Urbeltz, Belarusian: Гнаявік белы, Bulgarian: Порцеланова копринка, Cantonese: 雞髀菇 (蘑菇科), Catalan: Bolet de tinta, Chinese: 鸡腿菇, Croatian: Čupava gnojištarka, Czech: Hnojník obecný, Dutch: Geschubde inktzwam, Estonian: Soomustindik, Finnish: Suomumustesieni, French: Coprin chevelu, Galician: Matacandil, Georgian: მერცხალა სოკო, German: Schopf-Tintling, Hungarian: Gyapjas tintagomba, Icelandic: Ullserkur, Irish: Caidhp dhubh ghiobach, Japanese: ササクレヒトヨタケ, Latvian: Porcelāna tintene, Lithuanian: Gauruotasis mėšlagrybis, Norwegian: Matblekksopp, Persian: قارچ ژولیده, Picard: Fiche, Polish: Czernidłak kołpakowaty, Quechua: Chuychuka, Romanian: Burete cu perucă, Russian: Навозник белый, Sakha: Хатырыктаах бөх тэллэйэ, Serbian: Велика гнојиштарка, Slovenian: Velika tintnica, Swedish: Fjällig bläcksvamp, Turkish: Pösteki mantarı, Ukrainian: Гнойовик білий.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Shaggy ink cap mushrooms (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>) in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-04.htm">March 4, 2018</A>
LinkShaggy ink cap mushrooms (Coprinus comatus) in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, March 4, 2018
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Trail, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Inkcap mushrooms <B>Coprinus comatus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-12.htm">March 12, 2018</A>
LinkInkcap mushrooms Coprinus comatus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, March 12, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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