Category:Panaeolus (genus)

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Panaeolus (genus)
Panaeolus cyanescens
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Fungi
Phylum Basidiomycota
Class Agaricomycetes
Order Agaricales
Family Bolbitiaceae
Genus Panaeolus
Species P. cyanescens
Mycological Characteristics
Spore print Black

Panaeolus is a genus of small, black-spored, saprotrophic agarics. The word Panaeolus is Greek for "all variegated," alluding to the spotted gills of the mushrooms produced.


No members of Panaeolus are used for food. Thirteen species of Panaeolus contain the hallucinogen psilocybin[1] including Panaeolus cyanescens and Panaeolus cinctulus. The bluing hallucinogenic members of this genus are sometimes segregated into a separate genus, Copelandia.

Several members of this genus are known to contain psilocin and psilocybin and it is suspected that a number of other members of this genus contain unidentified psychoactive compounds.[2] All members of this genus contain serotonin.[3]

External links


  1. Guzmán G., Allen J.W. and Garrtz J. (2000), A Worldwide Geographical Distribution of the Neurotropic Fungi, An Analysis and Discussion (PDF), 14, Museo Civico di Rovereto, pp. 189–280 
  2. Panaeolus in the Pacific Northwest,, retrieved 2012-10-22 
  3. Paul Stamets (1996), "8", Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World, Ten Speed Press, p. 245 

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