Shaggy ink cap

Shaggy ink cap 

© Avelino Vieira

Description: The cap is initially cylindrical and then campanulate. The cracked edge is pink, but later becomes violet; white cuticle, with big scales arranged around a flat and brown central disc; free blades, white at the beginning, then pink, and finally black, when they transform into black ink.

Stalk: 10-25 cm x 1-2 cm Cap 5-12 cm

Habitat: Soils rich in organic matter, meadows, gardens, edges of paths and roads.

Fruiting season: Autumn.

Gastronomic value: edible.

Where to find in the Arouca Geopark: Fuste (PR3).