Dung Roundhead

Stropharia semiglobata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Dung Roundhead Stropharia semiglobata (Batsch) Quél. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, hemispherical; light yellow; viscid. Stem 60–100×2–3mm; yellowish, apex paler; viscid below the ring; ring incomplete, often represented by zone of blackish fibrils. Flesh pallid; thin. Gills purplish-brown, becoming black-spotted. Spores 15–17×9–10¼, elliptical. Spore print dark purplish-brown. Habitat on dung; spring to late autumn. Very common. Not edible.

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