Psilocybe coprophila

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Psilocybe coprophila (Bull.) P. Kumm. syn. Deconica coprophila (Bull.) P. Karst. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 0.5–2.5cm across, hemispherical to broadly bell-shaped, often with an umbo; tan to reddish-pallid; covered with a detachable viscid layer. Stem 25–40×1–3mm; pallid flushed with cap colour; covered in fine, cottony tufts below. Flesh concolorous; thin; taste mealy. Gills crowded, broad; pale grey-brown, darkening with age. Spores 12–14×6.5–8¼, lemon-shaped. Spore print violaceous. Habitat on dung; late summer to late autumn. Occasional. Not edible.