Public Description of Deconica coprophila (Bull.) P. Karst.

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Name: Deconica coprophila (Bull.) P. Karst.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae


General Description:

Pileus 2-4 cm. in diameter; fleshy, hemispheric then expanded, umbonate, smooth and glabrous, alutaceous, rufescent, tan to reddish-pallid, covered with a detachable viscid layer.

Stipe: 5-8 cm. long, 2-3 mm. thick. tapering upward, fistulous, pruinose at the apex, glabrate. Lamellae arcuate-subdecurrent, broad, livid-brown; spores 13-14×8 mic. At first short and flocculose, becoming elongated, glabrous and shining.

Taste: mealy.


Distribution:

Probably common everywhere.


Habitat:

Growing on dung heaps and in pastures.


Uses:

None.


Notes:

“Common Name: Meadow Muffin Mushroom”


Description author: Erlon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: IntoTheFlames


Created: 2010-05-16 00:38:06 CDT (-0400) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2011-11-06 02:12:13 CDT (-0400) by IntoTheFlames
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