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Manimohan, P., K. Agretious Thomas & V. S. Nisha. Agarics on elephant dung in Kerala State, India. Mycotaxon 99: 147–157. 2007.

ABSTRACT: Nineteen species representing twelve genera and five agaric families were found associated with elephant dung and are documented here along with a key to the species. The agarics are: Agrocybe guruvayoorensis, Bolbitius coprophilus, Conocybe brunneoaurantiaca, C. pseudopubescens, C. volvata, Copelandia cyanescens, Entoloma anamikum, Macrocybe gigantea, cf. Panaeolina rhombisperma, Panaeolus antillarum, P. rickenii, Pholiotina indica, Psilocybe coprophila, Ps. pegleriana, Ps. subaeruginascens, Ps. subcubensis, Stropharia bicolor, S. rugosoannulata, and Volvariella volvacea. Of the species encountered during the study, Agrocybe guruvayoorensis, Conocybe volvata, Conocybe pseudopubescens, Pholiotina indica, Stropharia bicolor are known to grow only on elephant dung.

KEYWORDS: coprophilous fungi, Basidiomycota, Agaricales

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