Panaeolus bisporus

Panaeolus bisporus (Malencon and Bertault) Singer and Weeks

Panaeolus bispora
Copelandia bisporus
Copelandia bispora

Macroscopic feat.:
  • Cap/Pileus: 15-28 mm, semiglobate, campanulate to convex, hardly expanding, margin often torn and pedaled, smooth not viscid, and slightly wrinkled and pitted with age. Dark grey-brown drying whitish.
  • Gills/Lamellae: Ventricose-adnate, 5 mm broad, crowded and grey to olivaceous black with distinct white edges.
  • Stem/Stipe: 40-65 mm x 2-3 mm, cylindrical, fistulose and punctate-pruinose from apex to 1/3 towards base, downwards slightly fibrillose, reddish-brown and greyish. bluish at base.

Microscopic feat.:
  • Basidio/Spores: 12-14 x 8-10 x 6-7,5 µm. Elliptical. Sporeprint black with white edges.

Habitat: Preferably the dung of buffalo and cattle, sometimes in manured soil, but rare. Originally only know of from Morocco, Africa and then from Hawaii, a recent discovery of this mushroom in abundance appeared in a lawn of a Churchyard of Belp near Bern, Switzerland. Additionally, it has also once reported from Spain.

Distribution: North Africa and Hawaii, Spain and Switzerland.

Season: During and after rainy periods.

Dosage: 4 to 7 to 10 fresh mushrooms, 1-2 dried grams.

Comment: Common on Oahu at Kualoa Ranch and at pastures on Oahu's North Shore.

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