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Fungus on horse manure

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Old Tuesday 9th April 2019, 10:01   #1
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Fungus on horse manure

Any help identifying this fungus I came across yesterday, protruding from a large pile of horse manure. Many thanks for any assistance.
Jono
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Old Tuesday 9th April 2019, 22:36   #2
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Hi Jono,

I would have thought it's Panaeolus semiovatus, the black spores we can see on the stem, egg-shaped cap and tendency to grow directly on dung are all typical.

Cheers,
Nick

P.S. In future if you flip one over to show us the underside you'll have a better chance of an ID, though I understand you probably didn't want to get your fingers dirty with this collection :)
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