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Common Inkcap ?Ventnor Botanic Garden, Isle of Wight

Observed: 8th January 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Close up of the cap
Tufts of fungi in short grass
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Black gills, cap split
Close up of the cap
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Description:

Fungi growing in large tufts in short grass at Ventnor Botanic Gardens.Think it may be Common Inkcap, but not sure. It was very prolific!

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

martinjohnbishop's picture

Brown scales on cap but not on stipe

It does not look like a typical C. atramentaria