Public Description of Panaeolus cyanescens (Berk. & Broome) Sacc.

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Name: Panaeolus cyanescens (Berk. & Broome) Sacc.
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Bolbitiaceae


General Description:

Cap: 1.5 – 4 cm across, dry, at first hemispheric, expanding to campanulate to convex, with an incurved margin when young. Young caps start out light brown and fade to off-white or light gray at maturity, sometimes with yellowish or brownish tones. Often developing cracks in dry weather, slightly hygrophanous, turning greenish or blue where damaged.

Gills: Broadly adnate to adnexed attachment, close, starting out gray and turning black as the spores mature. Gill faces with a mottled appearance, edges white.

Spores: Jet Black, 12 – 15 × 7 – 11 µm, smooth, opaque, elliptical. With a germ pore.

Stipe: 7 – 12 cm long by 2 to 3 mm thick, equal to slightly enlarged at the base, pruinose, colored like the cap, staining blue where bruised.

Taste: Farinaceous.
Odor: Farinaceous.

Microscopic features: Basidia 4 spored, pleurocystidia fusoid-ventricose, cheilocystidia 12 × 4 µm.


Description author: Erlon (Request Authorship Credit)


Created: 2010-01-11 04:32:57 PST (-0800) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2010-01-11 04:32:57 PST (-0800) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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