Shaggy Mane


Scientific name: Coprinus comatus

Synonyms: Shaggy Mane, Lawyer’s Wig, Shaggy Ink Cap, maotou guisan

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Natural habitat: In parks and grasslands. Occurs on the entire northern hemisphere.

Appropriate substrate: Mushroom cultivation compost

Usage: Edible mushroom, vital mushroom

The mushroom contains plenty of potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc and niacin, but only little sodium; in addition, 20 free amino acids have been proven to be present in its proteins, among which are present all of the 8 essential amino acids (which the human body cannot produce by itself and therefore have to be ingested additionally)! Coprinus comatus contains the polysaccharide fucogalactan, great quantities of lectins and L-ergothioneine.



Kingdom: Fungi

Division: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Agaricaceae

Genus: Coprinus

Spores: black, 11 - 15 x 6.0 - 8.5 µ , ellipsoid, with a germ pore at one end.