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Scientific name: Coprinus atramentarius (Bull .: Fr.) Fr.
Vulgar names: Atramentary cover - Ink mushroom
Hat: 3-6 cm, first ovoid then open, with the margin that breaks and liquefies; gray-brownish, more towards the center, with scales.
Gills: first thick and white, then broad browns and finally blackish and deliquescent.
Stem: 8-18 x 0.8-1.5 cm, cylindrical and attenuated upwards, silky with brown scales at the base.
Meat: greyish-brown, fibrous in the stem, without particular smell and flavors.
Coprinus atramentarius(photo fabiophorus www.actafungorum.org)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
It grows in groups in the woods, under isolated trees and in meadows, in spring.
Edible when young even if it can give rise to allergic skin phenomena especially if consumed together with alcoholic drinks.
In the past it was used for the production of ink.