Panaeolus fimicola Magic Mushrooms

Panaeolus fimicola Magic Mushrooms

Panaeolus fimicola: Background

Panaeolus fimicola magic mushrooms (aka Panaeolus ater) are a LBM that is widespread but rarely identified, and contains small amounts of psilocybin.

Panaeolus fimicola: Habitat

Panaeolus fimicola magic mushrooms can be found growing solitary or scattered in soil, dung, grassy areas, or fertilized lawns from late spring to the middle of fall, often appearing after rainfall. It is widespread across the Americas, Europe, and Africa and has also been reported in Turkey.

Panaeolus fimicola: Taxonomy/Naming



Species Name


Sub Species


Common Name

Turf mottlegill

Panaeolus fimicola: Physical Description


Cap is convex becoming planar and grey/black with reddish or hazel undertones. Edge has a narrow brown band.


Broadly attached to the stem and crowded. Gills are olive grey when young and become mottled black with maturity, though the edges remain white.

Spore Print

Dark grey


Dark grey


Slender, fragile, and hollow. Stem is dingy white to clay in colour and becomes brown towards the base with age.

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