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Coprinopsis atramentaria (Bull.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo (Common Inkcap)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)

Coprinopsis atramentaria may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a family of inkcap and brittlestem toadstools)
(a genus of inkcaps)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Coprinopsis atramentaria (Common Inkcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) 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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