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.


3 comments:

  1. Excellent demonstration, Linda. Super pictures too.

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  2. Nice find Linda and superbly presented.

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  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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