SP9208 : Coprinus - deliquescing

taken 4 years ago, near to Buckland Common, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Coprinus - deliquescing
Coprinus - deliquescing
These Coprinus fungi have reached the end of their fruiting body stage; the Coprinus genus are known in English as "ink caps" because as the fruiting bodies age they deliquesce and produce an inky black liquid.
As all species in the genus do this, they are far more difficult to identify to the species once they reach this stage. However, this clump was growing on the same rotting log as SP9208 : Coprinus micaceus and so are likely to also be Coprinus micaceus. On the other hand, different species can live side by side, and the length of the stems of this clump (bowed over with age in this image) are very long in relation to the cap size, so they may be Coprinus congregatus.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9210 0803 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.8033N 0:40.0116W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9210 0803
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