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Panaeolus cinctulus


Panaeolus cinctulus

Panaeolus cinctulus grows best in early spring and autumn. The mushroom is common in Europe but also found in the tropics and subtropics (Asia and America). The mushroom grows in a humid environment and prefers field fertilized with (horse) manure. The Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus is initially moist and brown, but fades in the center when it dries. That’s why the common name of the Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus is “dark-rimmed Mottlegill’. The mushroom starts growing with a somewhat convex cap, but quickly becomes plane. The cap of the Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus is mostly 2 to 6 cm in diameter. There are now traditional uses of this mushroom known in West European history. The Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus contains approximately 0,7% psilocybin and 0,46% baeocystin along with large amounts of serotonin and 5-hydroxytryptophan. It does not contain psilocin. Experimental research demonstrates that serotonin can not reach the brain when taken orally. Nevertheless, the trip reports of the Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus are different from mushrooms that contain only psilocybin; they are more empathogenic and aphrodisiac and yet still very hallucinating. Start growing Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus with our powerful grain spawn bags. Grow your own Panaeolus subbalteatus / cinctulus easily without spores. Magic mushroom cultivationwithout complicated sterile procedures. Discrete worldwide & USA shipping – stealth shipping option.

Pileus (cap):4-5 cm broad at maturity. Convex to campanulate, then broadly convex, finally expanding to nearly plane with a broad umbo. Cinnamon brown to orange cinnamon brown, fading to tan in drying with a dark brown encircling zone around the margin.

Lamellae (Gills):
Attachment adnate to uncinate, close, slightly swollen in the centre, and with three tiers of intermediate gills inserted. Color brownish and mottled, with the edges remaining whitish, blackish when fully mature.

Stipe (stem):
50-60 mm long by 2-4 mm thick. Brittle, hollow, and fibrous. Reddish beneath minute whitish fibrils, darkening downwards. Sometimes bruising bluish at the base.

Microscopic features
Spores black in deposit, lemon shaped in side view, subellipsoid in face view.11.5-14 by 7.5-9.5 microns. Basidia 2- and 4-spored. Pleurocystidia absent. Cheilocystidia variable in form, mostly pear shaped, 14-21 by3-7 microns.

Spring, summer, and fall.

Habitat and Distribution:
Growing in areas much like P. semilanceata, Found on areas where horses reside and on the hay bails that have been left out. They also like to grow in any grassy areas, especially where they have been well kept and fertilized. Grows in dung (especially horse dung),compost, rotting hay and in well manured ground in the spring, summer and early fall. Widely distributed. Reported from North America, South America, Europe, middle Siberia, Africa and Hawaiian archipelago.




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