Psilocybe inquilinus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Psilocybe inquilinus (Fr.) Bres. syn. Deconica muscorum P.D. Orton (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 0.5–2cm across, hemispherical to broadly convex; chestnut-brown, drying ochraceous; covered with a detachable viscid layer. Stem 15–30Γ—2–3mm; paler than the cap; covered in cottony, white fibres. Flesh concolorous; taste and smell none. Gills broad; whitish at first, later tan to umber. Spores 7–9Γ—5–6ΒΌ, almond-shaped. Spore print violaceous-brown. Habitat amongst moss or lichens; spring. Occasional. Not edible.

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