Mower's Mushroom Panaeolus foenisecii (Persoon) J. Schröter    Synonyms: Haymaker's Mushroom.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Psathyrellaceae   >   Genus Panaeolus   

Description:

Cap: Reddish-brown to grayish-tan (develops bands as dries); bell-shaped to broadly convex; moist when fresh, usually dry, margin may be slightly grooved; flesh tan, thin. Gills: Light brown to dark purple-brown; close. Stalk: White to pinkish-brown, smooth, hollow, splits lengthwise, may have small hairy bulb at base. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 21 records in the project database.

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Mower's Mushroom (fresh fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/9/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Mower's Mushroom (drying fruiting bodies showing banding) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/9/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Mower's Mushroom (stalks, along with gills at different stages of maturation) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/9/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Mower's Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/20/2020). (c) epic2112, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by epic2112 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Mower's Mushroom specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (11/9/2017). Spores: Ellipsoid, brown, roughened; measured 13.8-15.6 x 7.6-8.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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