Observation 27917: Deconica merdaria (Fr.: Fr.) Noordel.
When: 2009-01-02
Who: canid
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This mushroom was identified to Psilocybe by spore print color, growth directly from equine dung, presence of a pellicle which is partially removable when young.

it was distinguished from P. coprophila/subcoprophila, P. merdicola and P. moelleri by it’s spore size [arond 10-14µm in length if my memory serves] and shape [hexagonal to subhexagonal in frontal view].

interesting observations:

mushrooms seemed only to fruit from areas which had been flooded by rain and drainage, often growing to maturity under 1 or more inches of water.

two specimens latently bruised blue.

i have several dried specimens preserved in my collection.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:25 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Chio Ca’ to ‘Chico, California, USA

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Images

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in situo.
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bluing observed.
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collection with scale.
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fruiting under water. this water was still receeding at this point, and it had not risen since the these specimens fruited.
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some more photos from jan.
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some more photos from jan.
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some more photos from jan.
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some more photos from jan.

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Comments

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glad to post them
By: canid
2009-11-08 18:18:35 PST (-0800)

yes, i saw they didn’t have any observations for this species, and have been meaning to participate here.

agreed
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-11-08 17:56:45 PST (-0800)

I have seen these in person as well and they do indeed bruise blue, very awesome collection, im glad you found the ability(or internet ability) to upload them here.

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