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Psilocybe merdaria
dung mushroom

Substrate: Horse dung

Spores: April-October

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Cap: 1-3 cm across, convex to slightly umbonate; dull yellow-orange to yellow-brown; smooth, viscid. Gills: distant, broad; pale yellowish then purple-brown. Stem: 20-40 x 1-3 mm, equal; yellow; dry, with veil leaving a ring zone at apex. Flesh pallid becoming brownish in stem. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores: purple-brown, ellipsoid.

Sources: Phillips, Roger. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, Firefly Books Ltd. 2010.

Accepted Name:
Psilocybe merdaria (Fr.) Ricken

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Psilocybe merdaria in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Psilocybe merdaria photos

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