Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Coprinus comatus
SeasonApril - November
GrowthForest Soils Meadows
Size2 to 15 cm
CapHemispherical Pointed Sulcate Umbrella-Like
StemRinged Rooted Brittle Fibrous Hollow
Spore DonorAdnate Gills Narrow
CapBrown Red White
FleshPink Red White
GillsBlack Pink Red White
StemPink Red White
Cut ChangeGray Red
Etymology and Classification of Coprinus comatus
|Scientific name||Coprinus comatus|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1797|
Description of Coprinus comatus
Occurrence and Growth
Coprinus comatus (English: Shaggy inkcap, Shaggy mane, Lawyer's wig) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on forest soils and on meadows. Its main season begins in April and ends in November.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Coprinus comatus is very edible. The mushroom tastes mild and mushroom-like. Its smell can be described as mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Coprinus comatus commonly measures from 2 to 15 cm. The cap is shaped hemispherical, pointed, sulcate, and umbrella-like. The fruit body is bleaching. The stem is ringed, rooted, brittle, fibrous, and hollow. The stem surface is flaky. The spore donor can be described as adnate and gills narrow.
The cap of Coprinus comatus is frequently colored brown, red, and white. The color of the flesh is often pink, red, and white. The gills of Coprinus comatus are regularly colored black, pink, red, and white. The stem is often colored pink, red, and white. When cut, the coloring of Coprinus comatus changes to gray and red. The spore dust is frequently colored black.
Etymology and Classification
Coprinus comatus (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by C.H. Persoon and effectively published in 1797. The name Coprinus comatus is of type combination. Coprinus comatus has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Coprinus comatus is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Coprinaceae, Coprinus. For further information, please see C.H. Persoon (1797, p. 62).
Coprinus comatus is also known for its latin synonyms Coprinus porcellanus, Coprinus ovatus, Coprinus comatus var. ovatus, Coprinus comatus var. caprimammillatus, Agaricus typhoides, Agaricus mitella, Agaricus comatus.
Shaggy inkcap is also known for its English synonyms Shaggy mane, Lawyer's wig.
Persoon, C.H. 1797. Tentamen dispositionis methodicae Fungorum. :1-76