Coprinus

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Coprinus

 

a genus of hymenomycetous gill fungi. The fruiting body is slender and delicate. At maturity, the cap deliquesces into a black fluid, which was formerly used instead of ink. The mushrooms grow on rich humus and dung; occasionally they grow on trees and wood. The common inky cap (Coprinus atramentarius) and the shaggy mane (C. comatus) are often found in gardens and parks.

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He will be hoping to find some shaggy ink caps, which look like a lawyer's wig and some penny buns - so named as they look like old fashioned penny buns.
I have a population of shaggy ink caps (coprinus comatus) in my garden that are appearing now in my lawn and in the borders close by, that collapse within two or three days of emerging in a column of black slimy material - these are edible in their early stages and are said to be excellent.