Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Strophariaceae
Species: Stropharia semiglobata (Batsch) Quél.
Synonyms: Agaricus semiglobatus
Agaricus stercorarius
Agaricus virosus
Coprinus semiglobatus
Psilocybe semiglobata
Stropharia semiglobata var. stercoraria
Stropharia stercoraria
Common Name: Dung Roundhead


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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Bos domestic (87)
Ovis domestic (51)
Poa (2)
Poaceae (1)
Bos taurus (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Bos (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (37)
Acid grassland (21)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (20)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (19)
Acid grassland: unimproved (16)
Mire: blanket bog (16)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (11)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (10)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (9)
Grassland and marsh (7)
Scrub (5)
Improved grassland (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (4)
Bog (3)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (3)
Grassland: acidic, upland (3)
Lolium perenne-Cynosurus cristatus grassland (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (2)
Dry dwarf shrub heath: acid (2)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Wet heath/acid grassland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (1)
Cultivated/disturbed land (1)
Fen (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Holcus lanatus-Juncus effusus rush-pasture (1)
Juncus effusus/acutiflorus-Galium palustre rush-pasture (1)
Mire: blanket bog, mosaic (1)
Mire: blanket bog, open Sphagnum carpets (1)
Molinia caerulea-Cirsium dissectum fen-meadow (1)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune slack (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Sesleria albicans-Galium sterneri grassland (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dung (164)
Soil Grassy (83)
Soil (19)
Soil Mossy (8)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Mossy Peat (1)
peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
February (1)
March (8)
April (2)
May (1)
June (13)
July (46)
August (60)
September (45)
October (98)
November (55)
December (3)