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Coprinopsis atramentaria

Coprinopsis atramentaria
(Alcohol Inky, Coprinus atramentarius)


In grasses under cottonwood trees growing from buried rotten wood, or rotten roots.


They are very similar to the Mica Cap Inky but larger and grey in color. There are a few variations of this mushroom in Colorado.

Warning: This species is not to be consumed with alcohol or even several days before and after. This mushroom can give you coprine poisoning when consumed with alcohol. Otherwise, its is a fine edible very much like the Shaggy Mane. Deliquescing (liquifying to ink) with age.

Usually found in the Spring to early summer.



Spore Print



Edible, with Caution


Tan / Grey

Last Updated

Jun 02 2022 10:10 AM

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