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Common Ink-Cap

Observed: 21st October 2013 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensex-royal’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Conic cap about 4cm in diameter with furrow lines radiating from the centre to a darkening edge. Gills quite distant from the stipe. Growing in a domestic lawn perhaps out of unknown submerged rotten wood. The last image shows one of this clump at a later stage of development - if that's the right expression in this case!


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

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I think it's called autolysis

And when it happens to brewers yeast you end up with that black, tarry, salty, bitter, but utterly addictive spread in the black jars with yellow lids!
By the bye, if your identification is right; this is the one not to eat with a glass of wine: you will be ill. The substance has been refined or mimicked in the lab to put alcoholics off the stuff.