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Ink Caps


Inkcaps generally have one thing in common; as soon as the caps have developed they start to disintegrate into an ink-like liquid, hence the name ink cap. In doing this, the spores are washed in to the soil rather than being blown on the wind.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Common Inkcap

Coprinopsis atramentaria

Magpie Inkcap

Coprinopsis picacea

Shaggy Inkcap

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Coprinus comatus

Snowy Inkcap

Coprinopsis nivea

Fairy Inkcap

Coprinellus disseminatus

Pleated Inkcap

Parasola plicatilis