My watch list  

Panaeolus tropicalis

Panaeolus tropicalis

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Bolbitiaceae
Genus: Panaeolus
Species: P. tropicalis
Binomial name
Panaeolus tropicalis
Panaeolus tropicalis
mycological characteristics:
gills on hymenium

cap is convex


hymenium is adnexed


stipe is bare


spore print is black


ecology is saprophytic


edibility: psychoactive

Panaeolus tropicalis is a potent and hallucinogenic mushroom which contains psilocybin.

It is also known as Copelandia tropicalis.


The cap is less than 20 mm across, with a convex shape and an incurved margin when young. It is smooth and grey, often with a brown center and margin. The gills are adnexed and grey, with blackish spots. The stem is 5-12 cm tall, 2.5 mm thick, hollow, and slightly swollen at the base. The spores are dark violet black, ellipsoid, measuring 11 x 8 micrometres. The entire mushroom bruises blue where it is handled.

It can be differentiated from Panaeolus cyanescens by microscopic characteristics.

Habitat and distribution

Panaeolus tropicalis is mushroom that grows on dung. It has been found in Hawaii, Cambodia, Mexico, Tanzania, the Philippines, the Bononi Islands, Florida, and Japan.


This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Panaeolus_tropicalis". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE