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Panaeolus cinctulus

Panaeolus cinctulus

Pileus/Cap: Convex to campanulate, expanding to plane with a broad umbo. Cinnamon grey, reddish brown to caramel with a darker concentric zone or band near the margin. Hygrophanous, drying tan.


Lamellae/Gills: Mottled, close, cream/grey darkening to black.


Stipe/Stem: Pruinose or marked with fine dots or holes, can appear reddish, not overly thin or fragile. Rarely bruising, blue reaction sometimes visible near the base of the stem.


Spore Colour: Jet black.


Habitat and Distribution: Introduced, fruits year round from dung, enriched soil, composts, fertilised lawns and paddocks with rain/humidity.

Comments: Larger and more substantial than banded lookalike Panaeolus foenisecii (which has a brown spore print).
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