Identification: I need help with the identification of a mushroom.

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by SunnyGurl, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. SunnyGurl

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    I found these mushroom growing out of dung. Found in Oklahoma. I have looked threw many pictures on different sites, and I'm still not able to clearly id them.
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi there SunnyGurl,
    Do you recall whether there was a "ring" on the stem of the first set of mushrooms? Do you have more photos of these?
    cheers,
    frog
     
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    Shroomery.org are experts in Psilocybe-type mushrooms. You'll get an ID pretty quickly on this one.
     
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    I do not see a ring, but I also noticed there seems to be another kind growing near these brown ones, they appear more flat then bell shaped.
     
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    was it growing on horse or cow dung? If it is cow dung, then my guess is Psilocybe coprophilia.
     
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    What if it were horse dung, then what could it be? I heard that Psilocybe coprophilia can grow from either horse or cow dung?
     
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    I find it on cow dung about 99% of the time up here in Colorado. So are you saying it is on horse dung?
     
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    I belive it is to be horse dung.
     
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    have you checked for any bluing ?
     
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    no bluing that I can see, when they get old the gills turn really dark...like almost black.
     
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    Looks like a cow pie. If your horse's dung looks like that, rush him to a vet.

    Most Psilocybes have purple black spores, hence the dark gills.

    I agree with MycoRob about posting them on Shroomery.org. They're aces at this.
     

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