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Panaeolus cyanescens

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Kingdom  Fungi
Order  Agaricales
Genus  Panaeolus
Higher classification  Panaeolus
Division  Basidiomycota
Family  Bolbitiaceae
Scientific name  Panaeolus cyanescens
Rank  Species
Panaeolus cyanescens growing among the grass

Similar  Psilocybe cyanescens, Panaeolus, Copelandia, Magic mushrooms, Psilocybe

Panaeolus cyanescens, also known as Copelandia cyanescens, is a mushroom in the Bolbitiaceae family. Panaeolus cyanescens is a psilocybin mushroom and is similar to Panaeolus tropicalis.


Panaeolus cyanescens growing around the stool

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Panaeolus cyanescens

  • Cap: 1.5 – 4 cm across, dry, at first hemispheric, expanding to campanulate to convex, with an incurved margin when young. Young caps start out light brown and fade to off-white or light gray at maturity, sometimes with yellowish or brownish tones. Often developing cracks in dry weather, slightly hygrophanous, turning greenish or blue where damaged.
  • Gills: Broadly adnate to adnexed attachment, close, starting out gray and turning black as the spores mature. Gill faces with a mottled appearance, edges white.
  • Spores: Jet Black, 12 - 15 x 7 - 11 µm, smooth, opaque, elliptical. With a germ pore.
  • Stipe: 7 – 12 cm long by 2 to 3 mm thick, equal to slightly enlarged at the base, pruinose, colored like the cap, staining blue where bruised.
  • Taste: Farinaceous.
  • Odor: Farinaceous.
  • Microscopic features: Basidia 4 spored, pleurocystidia fusoid-ventricose, cheilocystidia 12 x 4 µm.
  • Distribution and habitat

    Panaeolus cyanescens, grown in a tray

    Panaeolus cyanescens is a coprophiliac (dung-inhabiting) species which grows in tropical and neotropical areas in both hemispheres. It has been found in Africa (including South Africa, Madagascar and Zaire), Australia, Bali, Belize, Borneo, the Caribbean (Bermuda, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad), Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia (including Sumatra), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Europe (including Austria, France, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland), Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Oceania (including Fiji and Samoa), the Philippines, South America (including Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela), Tasmania, and the United States (California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas,as well as southern Louisiana).

    Panaeolus cyanescens

    A blue Panaeolus cyanescens

    Panaeolus cyanescens, grown in a tray


    Panaeolus cyanescens Wikipedia