Thursday, January 30, 2014

Panaeolus sphinctrinus. Binillautí.

I found this metallic brown mushroom when walking at Binillautí this morning.

Panaeolus papilionaceus var. papilionaceus, also known as Agaricus calosus, Panaeolus papilionaceus, Panaeolus campanulatus, Panaeolus retirugis, and Panaeolus sphinctrinus, and commonly known as Petticoat mottlegill, is a common and widely distributed little brown mushroom that feeds on dung. Panaeolus is edible, however it is neither choice in flavor nor substantial in mass. Contrary to popular belief, most, if not all, collections are not psychoactive. Even if it were psilocybin containing, the amount would be so negligible so as to not even be considered such for practical purposes.

It is known as waraitake, or "laughing mushroom", in Japanese, because the occasional doses of psilocynin  induce wild laughter for 30 minutes to 1 hour, but this is by no means a regular occurrence. The mushroom has been a scheduled drug in Japan since 2003.

 Binillautí. On the Cami de Cavalls from Es Grau to Sa Mesquida.

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