The psilocybe coprophila, popularly known as the dung-loving psilocybe, and psilocybe cubensis are the two species of mushrooms that grow individually or in clusters on cow or horse dung. Psilocybe cubensis is a large fleshy mushroom with a yellowish cap that has brown grills while psilocybe coprophila is a sticky type of mushroom with a brownish cap and brown gills.Continue Reading
Mushrooms are classified into categories starting from the highest level, which is the domain, to the lowest level, which is the species or the specific epithet. For example, psilocybe cubensis follows the following classification.
Eukarya: Organisms in this category have a membrane-bound nucleus and organelles. Examples include the protists, fungi, animals and plants.
Fungi: In this category, the organisms share a specific characteristic that concerns how they acquire nutrients; they digest food before ingesting it.
Basidiomycota: This category is also known as club fungus, and the mushrooms display a fruiting body that resembles a club.
Basidiomycetes: In this category, compatible nuclei usually fuse in a basidium, which is a structure that resembles a club, producing a diploid nucleus that undergoes meiosis.
Agaricales: In this category, the underside of the fruiting body is gilled, and the gills play a very important role in reproduction.
Strophariaceae: In this category, the mushrooms have brown gills.
Psilocybe: The category classifies those mushrooms with psychedelic and hallucinogenic effects.Learn more about Botany
Wild edible mushrooms that grow in British Columbia include chanterelles, truffles, including the French black truffle and the Oregon white truffle and Oregon black truffle, and the white matsutake. Chanterelles are trumpet-shaped mushrooms that are plentiful and popular in British Columbia.Full Answer >
Ways to stop mushrooms from growing in a yard include: reducing irrigation, aerating the soil, dethatching dead grass, removing pet waste, disposing of rotting mulch and removing old tree stumps. The mushroom is merely the flowering part of a fungus and picking the mushroom that sprouts from the ground is not enough to kill the mycelia beneath the soil. Mycelia are the foundation "threads" which connect mushroom spores underground and allow them to grow into full-fledged mushrooms.Full Answer >
All mushrooms belong to the Fungi kingdom, however their phylum, class, family, and genus vary according to the mushroom type. Oyster mushrooms, meadow mushrooms and button mushrooms all have different scientific classifications.Full Answer >
Spore-producing plants include ferns, mushrooms, liverworts, hornworts and mosses. Other plants that produce spores are rusts, smuts, earthstars, stinkhorns and horsetails. Spores are reproductive bodies that can be sexual or asexual.Full Answer >