Coprinus comatus

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Common Name:
Shaggy Mane | Lawyer’s Wig

Where found:
Lawns | Meadows | Roadsides | Enriched soils in late summer and early fall

Type of Rot:
White

Fruiting substrates/methods:
Straw & manure compost | Paper & pulp waste | Sawdust Spawn to manure rich soils | 4-6″ beds of fertilized sawdust |

Mycopermacultural uses:
Great for compost piles | great plant companion

Known Remediation/Restoration potential:
Useful for metal polluted soils to sequester arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. Studies have also shown it to inhibit Aspergillus niger, Bacillus species, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. Good habitat buffer, waste decomposer, and environmental indicator.

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