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Magpie Fungus


Magpie Fungus, Coprinus picaceus. Many thanks to Ditte Bandini for the photo.
Magpie Fungus, Coprinus picaceus. Many thanks to Ditte Bandini for the photo.


Mushroom Type Poisonous
   
Latin Name Coprinus picaceus
   
Season Start August
Season End November
   
Maximum height (CM) 25
Maximum width (CM) 5
   
Smell Unpleasant.
Gills White turning pink to grey to brown until becoming black and 'melting'.
Spore Print Black.
Stem White, narrow and with a slightly hairy bulbous base.
Cap Elongated finger-like shape opening to a cone. White turning brown/grey to black and then 'melting'.
Flesh White.
Habitat Beech woodland.
Description Poisonous causing alarming symptoms but not effecting everybody. Don't take a chance!