Psilocybe coprophila identification

About mushroom

Mushroom is sticky with brownish cap and grills are brown too. Stalk more like yellowish to brown.

Cap
Size is from 1 to 3 cm ( 0.39 to 1.18 inches ).
Cap type is Convex or broadly convex which transforms to flat.
It has whitish patches on cap. Cap is smooth, dark reddish-brown color which fades to grayish-brown.


Grills
Coprophila has attached grill.
Nearly distant; Broad;
Color of grill is whitish to brown or purplish-brown.


Stalk
Height is 2 to 4 cm ( 0.78 to 1.57 inches )
Thick is 1.5 to 5 mm
Color: whitish, darkening to brown ( NOT bruising blue ).


Veil
Some times it present. Partial veil evanescent.


Spores:
11-14 X 7-8.5 m; elliptical, smooth, with pore at tip. Spore print purplish-brown.


Season
June - October.


Habitat
Single to numerous, on horse or cow dung.


Look-alikes:
P. merdaria has central ring zone on stalk. Stropharia semiglobata is ringed yellowish. Panaeolus species have blackspores. Coprinus species liquefy.



Comments: This weak hallucinogen is the most widespread psilocybe in North America.

According to Stamets and other sources. P. coprophila is not hallucinogenic. Source: http://books.google.ca/books?id=BQvjx9M-DTgC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=Stamets+psilocybe+coprophila+not+hallucinogenic&source=bl&ots=6_0sersnDS&sig=qDR0hlnnlGhLJS79eONHFlEfpv0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BoOsT6obqpGIAo2wsOsG&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=Stamets%20psilocybe%20coprophila%20not%20hallucinogenic&f=false

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More info about Psilocybe coprophila mushroom

Poisonous/Suspect
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
Europe
North America
Agaricus coprophilus Stropharia coprophila Deconica coprophila dung-loving Psilocybe
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Strophariaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-24 19:03:59

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