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Psilocybe coprophila

Observed: 8th October 2013 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Psilocybe coprophila
Psilocybe coprophila (2)
Description:

Small tawny brown cap greasy domed cap with a short stem drying out with age cap 1cm growing from sheep poo on moor,gills adnate or emerginate brown with a pallid margin at maturity,stem whitish becoming tinged brown

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

marksteer's picture

Not 100pct sure but looks

Not 100pct sure but looks like specimens found this morning and ID'd by micologist - location South Wales.
Sorry still not posting Observations

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

AlanS's picture

Slightly suspicious

Probably correctly named, but doesn't look absolutely convincing. P. pseudocoprophila can look very similar, but has much larger spores. This is one I would check.

Alan

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Thanks Alan

Sadly not able to check with microscope as I do not have one but hopefully will one day.

Sheila

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