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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Panaeolus papilionaceus. Panaeolus papilionaceus


Present in region - Exotic

Article: Massee, G.E. (1899) [1898]. The fungus flora of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 31: 282–349 Wellington:.
Description: Pileus slightly fleshy, almost exactly hemispherical, obtuse, even, glabrous, the cuticle often becoming broken up into minute squamules when dry, pale-grey, with a tinge of rufous, especially at the disc, 1.5-2.5 cm. across; gills broadly adnate, very broad, up to 6 mm., plane, at length blackish with the spores; spores elliptical, 11-12 x 7 µ, ; stem 6-10 cm. long, 4 mm. thick, equal, smooth, whitish, apex powdered with white meal, hollow.
Habitat: On dung, manured ground, &c.
Distribution: New Zealand. Australia, Ceylon, Europe, Siberia, Central Africa, United States.
Notes: Distinguished from some closely allied species not yet met with in New Zealand by the obtuse hemispherical pileus, broadly adnate broad gills; and whitish stem, powdered with white primrose meal at the apex.