Dung Roundhead

Hazard Information

Route:  Ingestion     Plant Part: All

Scale: Low

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, panic and confusion. Effects similar to LSD, undesired effects can occur after eating the fungi after eating or consuming.



Common Name(s)

Dung Roundhead

Latin Name

Stropharia semiglobata


Fungi. The caps are slimy but smooth domes, 1- 4 cm, (1/3 - 1 1/2 ins.) across. The gills are purplish brown but become almost black as the spores mature. The stalks are thin and approx. 10cm (4 ins.) high, pale yellow in colour with a dark ring at the top. The cap is yellowish slightly darker than the stalk. 


These fungi are often grown quite deliberately as the effects after eating are similar to LSD, the drug which can have pleasant effects of well being and relaxation, also undesired effects can occur after eating the fungi or drinking the liquid after cooking. 

NOTE All orange and reddish brown fungi should be avoided unless positively identified as edible. 


Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, panic and confusion, delirium and hallucinations.  

Growing Season

Mainly Spring to late Autumn but can be found at all times of the year.


On recently manured ground, on dung usually in groups.