Coprinopsis atramentaria (Bull.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo
(common inkcap)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCoprinopsis atramentaria (common inkcap)
GenusCoprinopsis (a genus of inkcaps)
FamilyPSATHYRELLACEAE (a family of inkcap and brittlestem toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap) :
1: Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)
19 Oct 1985 OSGR: SU16 51° 20' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - young - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - young - in situ - close-upImage 3: Fruitbodies - young - side view - lain downImage 4: Stipe bases - enlargedImage 5: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 6: Cheilocystidium - magnifiedImage 7: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 8: DescriptionImage 9: Description - contd
2: Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)
6 Oct 1979 OSGR: SU83 51° 0' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: West Sussex (VC 13) England
Image 1: Cap - top view - close-upImage 2: Cap - underside showing gills - close-upImage 3: CollectionImage 4: Fruitbodies - side view - close-up - in situImage 5: Fruitbodies - side view - in situImage 6: Cap cuticle cells from mid-radius - magnifiedImage 7: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 8: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 9: Description
3: Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)
6 Oct 1979 OSGR: SU83 51° 0' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: West Sussex (VC 13) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - side view - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - side views - lain downImage 3: Cap cuticle cells from mid-radius - magnifiedImage 4: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 5: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 6: Description
4: Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)
3 Apr 1976 OSGR: SU83 51° 10' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: North Hants (VC 12) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - old - side view - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references relevant to Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)

Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)
The common inkcap generally grows from buried wood or roots so often appears to be growing on the ground. It should not be eaten as it contains a chemical which causes an adverse reaction when consumed with alcohol or if alcohol is consumed up to several days afterwards. Symptoms are alarming with flushing, palpitations and great discomfort, but healthy people normally recover.
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