Alcohol Inky Cap Coprinopsis atramentaria (Bull.)   Synonyms: Tippler's Bane.

Status:

Common names reflect unpleasant digestive reaction when eating this species and consuming alcohol.

Description:

Cap: white when young through gray/gray-brown to black in age (as it deliquesces); oval; striated; margin may be upturned in age. Gills: white, then gray, finally black; free; crowded. Stalk: white; silky (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

In grass or on wood at base of tree.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Emerging fruiting bodies of Alcohol Inky Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

An Alcohol Inky Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Age progression of Alcohol Inky Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A group of mature Alcohol Inky Caps in Howard Co., Maryland (10/17/2010). The one on the right is deliquescing. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Gills and stalk of an Alcohol Inky Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Fruiting bodies (young, split, mature) of Alcohol Inky Caps in Howard Co., Maryland (10/17/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Alcohol Inky Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2016). Smooth, oval/almond-shaped, dark brown; measured 8.3-10.3 X 5.2-6.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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