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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers. 1797

Coprinus comatus – Shaggy inkcap

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

Common names: shaggy inkcap, lawyer's wig.

Russian name: Navoznik belyy.

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.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Autodigestion of gills of shaggy ink cap (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>) mushroom on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-09.htm">September 9, 2013</A>
LinkAutodigestion of gills of shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) mushroom on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 9, 2013
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петроградский район, муниципальный округ Аптекарский Остров, Ботанический сад
Shaggy ink cap (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>) mushroom on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-09.htm">September 9, 2013</A>
LinkShaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) mushroom on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 9, 2013
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Ботанический сад
Shaggy ink cap (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>) mushrooms on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2015-09-21.htm">September 21, 2015</A>
LinkShaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) mushrooms on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 21, 2015
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петроградский район, муниципальный округ Аптекарский Остров, Ботанический сад
Group of shaggy ink cap (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>) mushrooms on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2015-09-21.htm">September 21, 2015</A>
LinkGroup of shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) mushrooms on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 21, 2015
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петроградский район, муниципальный округ Аптекарский Остров, Ботанический сад
Shaggy ink cap mushrooms (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>)(?) on a forest road in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-12.htm">September 12, 2016</A>
LinkShaggy ink cap mushrooms (Coprinus comatus)(?) on a forest road in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 12, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Shaggy ink cap mushrooms (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>)(?) on roadside near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-16.htm">September 16, 2016</A>
LinkShaggy ink cap mushrooms (Coprinus comatus)(?) on roadside near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 16, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Shaggy ink cap mushrooms (<B>Coprinus comatus</B>) on roadside near Kavgolovskoe Lake. North from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-21.htm">September 21, 2016</A>
LinkShaggy ink cap mushrooms (Coprinus comatus) on roadside near Kavgolovskoe Lake. North from Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 21, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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