Bell-cap Panaeolus Panaeolus papilionaceus (Bulliard) QuĂ©let    Synonyms: Paneolinus campanulatus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Psathyrellaceae   >   Genus Panaeolus   


Found solitary or in groups on horse dung.


Cap: Brownish, olive-gray or grayish-tan; surface smooth; conic (bell-shaped in age); margin rimmed with tooth-like whitish veil remnants. Gills: Grayish (black in age), edges light, subdistant. Stalk: Grayish-white covered with dense gray fuzz, hollow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).


Associated with horse manure.

There are 7 records in the project database.

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Bell-cap Panaeolus (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/30/2010). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Bell-cap Panaeolus (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/30/2010). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Spores from a Bell-cap Panaeolus specimen found in Howard Co., Maryland (5/30/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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