Common Inkycap

Common Inkycap

Identified with the help of Seek by INaturalist

What I’ve learned so far.

Botanical name: Coprinopsis atramentaria

Ecological role: Saprobic, which means they grow on dead or decaying wood and speed up decomposition, which helps recycle nutrients back to the soil food web.

References:

Bryce  Kendrick. (n.d.). Saprobic fungi. Eniscuola. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from http://www.eniscuola.net/en/argomento/fungi/fungi-knowledge/saprobic-fungi/.

Further reading:

DBpedia

I took the photos at different stages of growth.

Soil builders

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