Common Inkycap

Common Inkycap
coprinopsis atramentaria

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.


Bryce  Kendrick. (n.d.). Saprobic fungi. Eniscuola. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from

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I took the photos at different stages of growth.

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By Joanne McKinnon

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