Wild Macro | Natural History Fine Art Photography by Timothy Boomer

Home    |     Image Library    |     Blog    |     Purchasing    |     Contact    |     About    |     Search

Image Library > Mushrooms > Agaricaceae >

Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)

Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus) is a common, widespread, and showy mushroom . When young and fresh, the tall cap is oval to cylindrical, covering most of the stem. During this phase, the mushroom is edible and has a mild flavor. Also known as shaggy ink cap, this species dissolves into an inky muck as it ages.

Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus).  Solano County, California. Stock Photo ID=FUN0193
Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus), young mushroom, suitable for eating. Solano County, California.
FUN0193

Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus).  Solano County, California. Stock Photo ID=FUN0194
Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus). Mature, inky mushrooms (left, inedible) and young mushroom (right, edible). Solano County, California.
FUN0194

Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus).  Solano County, California. Stock Photo ID=FUN0195
Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus), mature, inedible mushrooms in the inky phase. Solano County, California.
FUN0195

Next: Coccora (Amanita calyptroderma)



Interested in buying a print or licensing a picture? Click on the purchasing link for more information or contact us with any questions you may have. Thanks for looking!

Back To Top

All pictures copyright Timothy Boomer. All rights reserved worldwide.