Spore print purple-brown to black. Small to medium-sized mushrooms, the cap often brightly coloured and typically slightly tacky when fresh. Gills attached, stalk central, with a ring. Saprobic, on soil ilawns as well as small pieces of wood, in wood chip mulches, etc.
There are at least 4 species in New Zealand, all exotic, found on lawns, in parks and gardens.
Distinguished from Psilocybe, also a saprobe and found in similar situations, microscopically. i>Agrocybe has a brown rather than purple-brown spore print and a drier cap.


NZFungi Entry

Stropharia rugosoannulata

Fruit bodies from wood chip mulch, often of large size, to 20 cm diam.