Saturday, 16 October 2010

Shaggy Ink Cap

Growing in the grassland near Headingley Train Station these Shaggy Inkcap (Coprinus comatus). I enjoyed Phil Gates (Cabinet of Curiosities) post from last year about the Carnivorous Inkcap which is well worth a read. 

Here are two more from a cluster of five that I found growing amongst brambles on the edge of a copse on Beckett Park. They're great illustrations of how the cap shrinks as it gradually dissolves itself releasing a black inky substance which contains the spores.


  1. Excellent demonstration, Linda. Super pictures too.

  2. Nice find Linda and superbly presented.

  3. Hello Emma and Frank, thanks for dropping by, it was nice to see the variation in the Inkcap, quite a lucky coincidence. Linda


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