Deconica coprophila

    Alternative names
    Psilocybe coprophila

    Cap 1.0 to 2.5, at first hemispheric, sometimes with a low umbo, becoming convex. Fringed with whitish scales when young, surface glabrous, sub viscid, colour reddish-brown to dingy yellowish-brown. Gills few, open brown, stipe very narrow brown.

    Identification difficulty

    Scattered or clustered on herbivore dung.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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