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Coprinopsis atramentaria, is commonly known as the common ink cap, inky cap or alcohol inky cap. It is a medium-sized conical agaric, that is greyish-brownish, later blackening and dissolves itself in a black ink-like liquid at maturity. It grows generally in tufts, in fields, gardens and waste ground, near broad-leaf tree stumps or buried wood.
egg-shaped when young, expanding to become conical-convex with age. The colour is grey to grey-brown. The flesh is white in young specimens but soon discolours and deliquesces slowly from the margin, fairly thin in relation to size and fragile. Gills
attached to the stem or free from it, crowded, whitish, becoming black. Stem
white and smooth, with fine reddish-brown fibrils at the base and hollow inside. Spore print
The spores are smooth and have an ellipsoidal to almond-shaped appearance. They measure 7.5-11 x 4.5-6μm and have an apical germ pore.
on the First Nature Web site.
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