Glistening Ink Cap / Mica Ink Cap ~ Coprinellus micaceus

I have these growing in abundance at the top of my garden they are Coprinellus micaceus  also known as the Glistening Ink Cap / Mica Ink Cap.

  • Has a creamy or fawn cap with glistening particles over the surface on young fruit bodies. These disappear or wash off with age.
  • Common Name: Mica ink-cap, Glistening ink-cap
  • Found: Grasslands
  • Substrate: Berried decaying wood
  • Spores: Black
  • Height: 100 mm
  • Width: 50 mm
  • Season: Any time of the year after rain.
  • Edible: Yes