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Panaeolina foenisecii.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Brown Mottlegill, Heudüngerling, Réti trágyagomba
Panaeolina foenisecii Mushroom
Ref No: 8452
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Panaeolina foenisecii2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8453
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Panaeolina foenisecii (Pers. ex Fr.) Maire syn. Psilocybe foenisecii (Pers. ex Fr.) Quél. syn Panaeolus foenisecii (Pers. ex Fr.) Schroeter Heudüngerling Réti trágyagomba Brown Mottlegill. Cap 1–2cm across, bell-shaped to convex, dark dull-brown drying out pale clay brown from the rust-coloured centre outwards to the margin which often remains darker. Stem 40–70 x 2–3mm, paler than cap. Flesh buff to pale brown. Smell not distinctive. Gills adnate, pale brown when young soon becoming mottled darker. Spore print brownish black. Spores lemon-shaped, rough, with germ-pore, 12–15 x 7–8.5um. Habitat in grassland and on lawns and roadsides. Season summer to autumn. Common. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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Silas Hall (United States) - 03 July 2012

From two of the books I've referenced. "Mushrooms of Colorado"-(Mary Hallock Wells/ D.H.Mitchel,M.D.) and "Mushrooms of N. America" - (Orson K. Miller jr.) In North America it is commonly called the "Mower's Mushroom"- because it's so common in lawns. 'Panaeolus Foeniseccii' - elliptical spores with warts/pore at apex. Adnate gills with Dark purple/brown spore prints. Poisonous!- as in Hallucinogenic. Have not experimented myself. *Akin to PANAEOLUS SEPARATUS - also Hallucinogenic.
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