Not a poisonous mushroom but can cause gastric upsets.
|Common Names||Blue Roundhead (EN), Pengrwn Glas (CY), Pierścieniak Niebieskawy (PL), Zöldeskék Harmatgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Stropharia caerulea|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||9|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
Has a long-lasting white ring, the top surface of which becomes coloured with the brown spores.
The only similar looking mushroom is the Verdigris Agaric (Stropharia aeruginosa), which is rarer and has white edged gills.
Purple/brown. Ellipsoid. The spores should be scrapped into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.
This mushroom suspected to contains psilocybin and psilocin, powerful hallucinogens. There is a single study back from 1981 which reported these substances from the fruit body of S. caerulea, but it seems to be just a mistake, because none of the later analytical studies were able to find any of these even in traces.
This mushroom will also cause gastric upsets so is not a safe mushroom for consumption.
I have found these in my garden, should I report them?
For trespassing in their natural habitat?
Hahaha, you should pick them and make spore prints. Perhaps you could do something else with them if you so chose….
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Hi I found this mushroom on my allotment it is blue / green in colour and slimy is it a bad one
It could be a Blue Roundhead but we would need to see photos of the cap, stem and gills to be sure.