Coprinus micaceus
(Mica Cap)
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Location: Colorado, San Juan Mountains & Colorado Springs
Spore Print: Black
Edibility: Edible, with Caution
Color: Light Brown

Coniferous Forest, at the base of trees or stumps. Usually growing from buried rotten wood. Deliquescing (liquifying to ink) with age.

Very similar to the Alcohol Inky but smaller in size, with small scales on the cap and with a more tan / brown color. Only young fresh specimens should be eaten.

Warning: Not to be consumed with alcohol. There have been reports of adverse effects.

Last Updated:
Jul 23 2020 12:40 PM

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