Almost gone: shaggy inkcaps

Almost gone: shaggy inkcaps

Coprinus species fungi like these shaggy inkcaps shed their spores by deliquescing: the caps turn to a gooey black mess from the rim inwards. In the specimens pictured the process has gone to the end. The caps are almost gone. Traces of remains of the goo can be seen shadowing the stems.

Almost gone: shaggy inkcaps