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Have I struck Gold!?

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It's been a while since I have been on the hunt. But I was rummaging in my garden in the ACT and I came across these. I have struggled for years to find them in mulch, as I'm used to fossicking amongst cow poo. So I'm not sure what the little cow poo cousins look like.

The stems bruised blue and I have taken some prints. The prints seem to be more brown than purple. And they are missing their little nipple on top.

Some experienced eyes will be very much appreciated.

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Looks like some form of psilocybe to me but can't be 100% sure from the pics, better to wait for someone with more expertise and especially around the ACT* varieties and lookalikes that may be around  there.

But on the whole nipple thing, where i used to live I would find a massive variety of forms of the cap from patch to patch but of what I'm pretty sure were all p.subs.

But yea, don't take my reply as a positive ID and better to wait for someone who actually knows what they're talking about.

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Subbage!! :o

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Thanks a lot for the responses.

i have taken another shot of a few harvested ones just to be sure?

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Some of those appear to be Leratiomyces ceres. Divide them into two groups; red vs golden caps. Now check the gill colour. Do the red capped ones have white gills? If so they are L. ceres.

 

It's best to wait until the caps open and spore is produced to ensure all the characters for identification are present.

 

I would advise you do not consume any of these that do not stain blue.

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Well could have been an issue! But so interesting as the 2 groups are from different sections of the backyard. The kids on the left all seem to have bruised blue. And are from a spot that receives a bit more sun. Not sure how to proceed as they seem so similar.

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Freakosystem, I just reread your post and the gills on the ones that didn't bruise blue have gills that seem to more yellows than white.

 

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3 hours ago, Horizon said:

Freakosystem, I just reread your post and the gills on the ones that didn't bruise blue have gills that seem to more yellows than white.

 

I'm no expert, but those ones on the right are (to me)  not Psilocybe's... rust cloured spore deposit and orange-ish stipe... the left hand group (with the exception of that single stipe maybe?) look a lot more like a psilocybe species, not going to say definitely; just because I am as previously stated, not an expert.....

 

Generally, sub stipes seem to be a cool white (blueish white), whereas the right-hand group look to have a warmer white.

 

 

Yp

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