The powdery ‘mica’ covering can be seen shining when the sun is out but this mushroom has no nutritional value so is best left alone or added to other mushrooms in a dish.
|Common Names||Glistening Inkcap, Mica Inkcap|
|Scientific Name||Coprinellus micaceus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||4|
Orange/brown, ochraceous becoming a bit darker towards the centre. Initially bell-shaped becoming furrowed and then splitting. Has grooves running from the top of the cap to the edge and a covering of white powdery ‘mica’ which can wash off in the rain.
It can look like Coprinus silvaticus after the rain has washed off the powdery ‘mica’. Coprinus silvaticus is inedible so only mushrooms with the ‘mica’ covering should be eaten.
Date brown. Mitriform.
Taste / Smell
Mildly mushroomy, not really worth while unless mixing in with other mushrooms.