Poisonous causing alarming symptoms but not affecting everybody. Don’t take a chance!
|Common Names||Magpie Fungus, Magpie Inkcap|
|Scientific Name||Coprinus picaceus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||25|
|Average Cap width (CM)||5|
Elongated finger-like shape opening to a cone. Appearing white and shaggy with a black background turning brown/grey to black and then ‘melting’.
White, narrow, usually hollow and with a white movable skirt, sometimes stained black with spores and can have a slightly hairy bulbous base.
The Shaggy Inkcap, pictured, has a white cap with white scales, the Magpie Fungus has a black cap with white scales.
The resulting mess from leaving this mushroom to deliquesce can be used as a viable ink.