Stropharia coronilla

S coronillaGarland Stropharia

Order Agaricales, Family Strophariaceae 

CAP YELLOWISH TO GOLDEN BROWN, STICKY WHEN FRESH

Cap:  2-6 cm wide; convex to almost flat or slightly wavy; pale yellowish; sticky when wet

GILLS WHITISH THEN BLACK-GRAY

Gills:  attached; crowded; whitish, then black-gray

STALK WITH RING AND WHITE THREADS AT BASE

Stalk:  2-5 cm long, 3-8 mm thick; whitish; base with white mycelial threads

Ring:  grooved; on upper mid stalk, often darkened by spores

SPORE PRINT DARK PURPLE BROWN

Spores 7-11 x 4.5-5 µm, smooth, elliptical

IN LAWNS

POISONOUS

Lookalike:

Agaricus sp. -- free gills, chocolate brown spores

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There have been reports of psychoactive effects from eating the garland stropharia.  While this is unconfirmed, there is one confirmed case of poisoning from it—by someone who confused it with an Agaricus. 


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