Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.
Synonyms: Agaricus comatus
Agaricus cylindricus
Agaricus fimetarius
Agaricus ovatus
Coprinus comatus f. sphaerocephalus
Coprinus comatus var. caprimammillatus
Coprinus comatus var. ovatus
Coprinus ovatus
Common Name: Shaggy Inkcap

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (15)
Fagus sylvatica (5)
Larix (3)
Beech (2)
Tilia (2)
Salix (1)
Quercus (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Betula (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Poaceae (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (16)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (13)
Woodland (11)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (10)
Parkland and scattered trees (9)
Built up area, domestic (6)
Improved grassland (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Built-up areas (4)
Marsh/marshy grassland (4)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Grassland and marsh (2)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: neutral, semi-improved, lowland (1)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (1)
managed, mown amenity grasslands, LOPER & TRREP predominate (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune slack (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (43)
Soil Grassy (35)
Soil Leaves (5)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Soil Mossy (2)
Grass (1)
path (1)
tree base (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (5)
July (2)
August (5)
September (32)
October (82)
November (19)
December (1)