Panaeolus subalteatus

P subalteatusAlso known as: Panaeolus cinctulus

Belted Panaeolus, banded mottlegill

Order Agaricales, Family Psathyrellaceae 

CAP WITH DARK ZONE RINGING CAP EDGE

Cap:  2-3.5 cm wide; broadly convex to plane; brownish with dark ring forming about one cm before the cap edge

GILLS FIRST LIGHT THEN BLACKISH BROWN

Gills:  attached; broad; crowded; first light then blackish brown to black with white edges; mottled

STALK REDDISH BROWN

Stalk 3.5-8 cm x 3-7mm, hollow, no veil, stalk base occasionally stains blue.

SPORE PRINT BLACKISH

Spores 8x12µ, smooth, elliptical, thick-walled.

ON MANURED LAWNS, GARDENS, SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS

HALLUCINOGENIC

Lookalikes:

Haymower’s mushroom (P. foenisecii) -- in grass, smaller

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