Stropharia crown

Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla) Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla) Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla)

Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hymenogastraceae (Hymenogastric)
  • Genus: Psilocybe (Psilocybe)
  • Species: Psilocybe coronilla (Stropharia crown)

Synonyms:

  • Stropharia coronilla

  • Red stropharia

  • Crown ring

  • Stropharia decorated

  • Stropharia obturata
  • Agaricus coronillus

Stropharia crown

Hat: in a young mushroom, the cap has a conical shape, then straightens out and becomes open. The surface of the cap is smooth. Sometimes it is covered with small scales. The hat is hollow inside. The edges of the cap are bordered by flaky scraps of the bedspread. The diameter of the cap is from 2 to 8 centimeters. The surface of the cap can take on all shades of yellow, starting from light yellow and ending with lemon. Sometimes the cap is colored unevenly. Lighter on the edges. In wet weather, the skin of the cap becomes oily.

Stem: cylindrical stem, slightly tapering towards the base. At first, the leg is solid inside, then it becomes hollow. The stem is distinguished by its characteristic root processes extending into the soil. On the stem there is a small, early disappearing ring of purple color from ripe, crumbling spores.

Plates: not frequent, unevenly adhered to the pedicle with a tooth or tightly. Young mushrooms have pale lilac plates, then they turn dark, purple or brown.

Variability: The fungus is distinguished by variability in the color of the cap (from light yellow to bright lemon) and variability in the color of the plates (from light lilac in young mushrooms to blackish-brown in mature mushrooms).

Distribution: Stropharia crown occurs in meadows and pastures. Prefers manured and sandy soils. It can grow both on plains and on low hills. Grows in small groups, rather scattered. Never forms large clusters. More often it grows singly or two or three mushrooms in an aggregate. Fruiting period from summer to late autumn.

Spore powder: violet-brown or dark purple.

Flesh: the flesh in both the stem and the cap is dense, whitish in color. The mushroom has a rare smell. Some sources claim that the mushroom smells good.

Edibility: there is conflicting information about the edibility of crown stropharia. Some sources indicate that the mushroom is conditionally edible, others, like the inedible mushroom. There is also information that the mushroom is possibly poisonous. Therefore, most likely, it is not worth eating it.

Similarity: Similar to other inedible small Stropharias.

Notes: Stropharia crown, although small, is a very strong and dense mushroom. Very often, the hemispherical shape of the cap hides a relatively short stem, which gives the impression that beautiful yellow round lilies are scattered in the grass. Mushrooms are amazingly combined with green grass, so you shouldn't pick them, even just for aesthetic reasons. Some species may differ in color, spore size. They are even divided into two separate subspecies: Stropharia melasperma and Stropharia halophila.

Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla) Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla) Stropharia crown (Psilocybe coronilla)

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