Psilocybe coprophila    (Bull.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Dung Brittlestem 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Strophariaceae  

synonyms: Deconica coprophila 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Psathyrella coprophila, Stropharia coprophila)  

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Psilocybe coprophila toxicity of Psilocybe coprophila genus Psilocybe  

The cap is tawny-brown to dark ochre-brown, paler or cream towards the margin.

its texture is fibrous.

The gills are . The spore print is violaceous brown. This species is saprophytic.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 2.5 cm (between 0.4 and 4 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 0.5 and 3 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Psilocybe coprophila is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18