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Stropharia pseudocyanea (Desm.) Morgan (Peppery Roundhead)

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Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Kibby, G., 2010 Fungal portraits: No. 41: Stropharia caerulea and other green Stropharia species
Orton, P.D., 1976 Notes on British Agarics VI

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Stropharia pseudocyanea (Peppery Roundhead)

Stropharia pseudocyanea may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a family of toadstools)
(roundhead toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Stropharia pseudocyanea (Peppery Roundhead)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) One of the greenish-blue Stropharia's, it is said to have a peppery smell, but can also be identified by the combination of capitate cheilocystidia and absence of marginal chrysocystidia. It is occasional but widespread in moist pastures and woodland clearings, especially in acid sites.
British records 338
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