Observation 7442: Leratiomyces ceres (Cooke & Massee) Spooner & Bridge

When: 2008-05-05

Collection location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Bron_unit (bron_unit)

No specimen available

Notes:
I found this specimen in the backyard. I am not sure what species it is. Can anyone help me out? Is it from the Psilocybe family?

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Recognized by sight: It shares spore color with the psilocybes, and was (is?) a member of the Strophariaceae. Former names: Naematoloma aurantiaca or Hypholoma aurantiaca or Stropharia aurantiaca; just had a name change to Leratiomyces (still need to look up the spelling on this one!; new is not always improved!). Not psychoactive, by any name, altho here in the SF Bay Area, with its bright orange cap, it does serve as a drive-by wood-chip indicator species for Psilocybe, with which it often grows.

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Created: 2008-05-05 04:15:40 PDT (-0700)
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