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Date of issue: 19 Aug 1981
Designer: Celia Rosser

Plant: Coprinus comatus

Organism: Fungus


Lawyer's Wig
Cap 5 cm diameter, 10 cm long.
Covered with shaggy brown scales.
Auto-digests to an inky-black fluid.
Edible, but do not consume with alcohol as this may cause nausea.
Occurs in NSW, Qld, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.


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