Shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus)

Shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus)

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Credit: DUNCAN SHAW/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) with black gills. This fungus is deliquescent. It absorbs water molecules from its surrounding environment causing it to become scaly and turn black. It is only edible when young and white in colour. Photographed in September, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK.

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