Observation 45670: Panaeolus papilionaceus (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2010-01-09

Collection location: Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Growing from decomposing cattle dung/a very startled six-legged man’s house. Note the cobwebby base of the stipe.

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project on the ‘Fanny’ property in a contaminated region outside Lago Agrio.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from la Universidad Central del Ecuador Fungorium

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Adjacent well, first established in 1967.
Example of post-“remediation” soil taken from a 1ft depth on the residential property, still thick with crude oil.
Myceliated soil and substrate taken from one of two piles used in an anecdotal experiment begun 1.5 years prior, each containing a mixture of petroleum taken from the immediate surroundings, sawdust and woodchips. This chunk, taken from the pile inoculated with Pleurotus spawn, contained no immedi...

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Used references: Mia Maltz of the Amazon Mycorenewal Project
Paul Gamboa of la Universidad Central del Ecuador

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