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Stropharia hornemannii   (Conifer Roundhead)
Family
Strophariaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 6-15 cm diameter, stem 6-12 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
Edibility
Poisonous

Description
Stropharia hornemannii, also known as Conifer Roundhead, is a medium-sized to large agaric with a large slimy purple or olive cap whose gills become purple with age. The stalk is long and richly decorated with pieces of the white sheath that extends up to a prominent ring.

Cap domed with an inrolled margin, becoming broadly umbonate; usually violet brown, sometimes with yellow tints, but occasional specimens are creamy white; surface sticky when wet, drying silky smooth. Stem smooth and white above ring zone; below ring covered in small white scales that become larger and more pronounced with age.

Stropharia hornemannii on the first-nature.com Web site.
Stropharia hornemannii on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.




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