Psilocybe montana

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Psilocybe montana

Found by David Edington. 5 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, sometimes with a small central bump, reddish brown, hygrophanous, drying pale brown, radially lined from the margin, margin scalloped, to about 15 mm across

Gills

Adnate to subdecurrent, somewhat distant, pale brown to dark brown

Stem

Equal, slender, longitudinally decorated with small white fibrils

Flesh

Thin, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year, especially autumn and winter

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On sandy soil with mosses, favouring heaths and moors

Spore Print

Lilac brown

Microscopic Features

Spores mitriform (like a bishop's hat), smooth, thick walled, germ pore prominant (7-9) x (4.5-6) µm2. Basidia slenderly club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia slenderly flask shaped (lageniform). Gill face cystidia not present.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Psilocybe montana

12 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Psilocybe montana

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 12 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin