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Hare's foot Inkcap - Coprinopsis lagopus
Syn. - Coprinus lagopus
Family - Psathyrellaceae
Also known as - Woolly Inkcap, Fairies Shelter
This fungus is poisonous
Often found in groups on forest floors this fungus species is also commonly found on wood chips used for weed suppression and paths in gardens, the specimens in our photos were found growing on wood chips left over from our downed Turkey Oak. A very fragile fungi growing to about 100mm (4in) in height, cylindrical or tightly conical grey and "furry", opening out to a planar or convex with upturned edge, becoming almost transparent whilst shedding spores, the outer edge often tears. Very short lived usually less than 48 hours, does not usually liquefy with age like other Comatus species.
FBCP do not advise or recommend that Hare's foot Inkcap – Coprinopsis lagopus is eaten or used as an herbal remedy. Hare's foot Inkcap is not edible.
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