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Panaeolus alcis

Panaeolus alcis


This species is not psychoactive. :)


Scattered to gregarious in the manure of four-legged ruminants (cattle, gaur, water buffalo and horse. In manured composts at riding stables and racetracks.

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orbea 7 years ago
Panaeolus alcis
Panaeolus alcis

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orbea 7 years ago

Girinukas, can you correct the name? Thanks.

doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

Very pretty.

orbea 7 years ago

Wikipedia is far from an complete source of information on Panaeolus unfortunately. P. papilionaceus is cosmopolitan, here is some more info from Gerhardt's Panaeolus monograph.

Kosmopolicisch, fast iiberall die haufigste Panaeofus-
Art. Europa: Deutsch land, Belgien, Danemark, Fzr5crs,
Finnland, Frankreich, Gronland, Gro6britannien, GUS,
ltalicn, Jugoslawien, Niederlande, Norwegcn, Ostcr-
reich, Schweden, Schwciz, Spanicn, Tschechien/Siowakei,
Ungarn; Amcrika: Bahama- Jnseln, Bermuda-lnseln, Bra-
silien, Kanada, Kolumbicn, Kuba, Puerto Rico, Uruguay,
USA, Venezuela; Asien: ln dien, Iran, Kuwait; Australien:
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victo-

and for var. parvisporus with an fugaceous veil (Disappearing quickly):

Anschcinend nahezu kosmopolitisch, docb vie! seltener
als die var. papilionaceus. Europa: Deutschland; Afrika:
\lalawi, Zaire; Amcrika: Brasilien, Kolumbicn USA·
Australien: New South Wales."

I'm unfortunately missing the pages with the P. alcis (= P. alcidis) description, but here is what is included in his world key:

"5 Spores (cross-section) very little flattened, slender (fig.
2d); small, not hygrophanous species on droppings of
elk and reindeer.........................Panaeolus alcidis (19)"

and his European key:
"12 Spores (cross-section) little flattened, slender; small,
not hygrophanous species on droppings of elk and
reindeer .................................... Panaeolus aleidis (19)"

Stamets doesn't really cover the species in his 'Psilocybin Mushroom of the World' book, but he briefly mentions that its known from Scandinavia and Canada. The range is probably wider than that.

Girinukas 7 years ago

Thanks, but Wiki says we have only those in Lithuania:

orbea 7 years ago

This is probably not P. papilionaceus (= P. sphinctrinus), that is a larger species with an appendiculate cap margin. I think P. alcis looks promising, but ofc for a confident identification microscopy is probably needed. :)

Please collect, dry, label, and save specimens next time.

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Utenos apskritis, Lithuania

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Nov 13, 2013

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