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Psilocybe merdaria.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Dung-Träuschling, Stropharia merdaria
Psilocybe merdaria Mushroom
Ref No: 8854
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Stropharia merdaria Mushroom
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Stropharia merdaria2 Mushroom
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Hallucinogenic
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on plant material/manure

Psilocybe merdaria (Fr.) Ricken Stropharia merdaria (Fr.) Quél. syn. Dung-Träuschling. Cap 2–5cm across, obtusely bell-shaped then flattened convex, ochraceous, more cinnamon when moist, viscid. Stem 50–75 x 4–6mm, dry, whitish flushed straw-yellow, base covered in white down. Flesh white, becoming brownish in stem when old. Smell none. Gills pallid then purplish-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, hyaline, lageniform. Spore print brown-black. Spores broadly elliptical and often somewhat angular, with germ-pore, 10–16 x 8–9um. Habitat on horse dung. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Edibility unknown, possibly slightly hallucinogenic although it has not been investigated in detail, all hallucinogenic mushrooms can be dangerous to eat. Distribution, America and Europe.

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