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Copelandia cambodgeniensis
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Copelandia cambodgeniensis (Ola'h & Heim) Singer & R. A. Weeks
(=Panaeolus cambodgeniensis Ola'h & Heim)





 

Cap: 1.2-2.5 cm broad. Conic-convex at first soom hemispherical and expanding to broadly convex and then nearly plane. Surface smooth and moist to viscid and oftern becoming cracked or pitted and wrinkled with age.Cap hygrophanous from a copper-golden brown to a pallid straw color in drying.

Gills: Ascending, incinate. Pallid at first becoming grayish-black and mottled.

Stem: 55-95 mm long by 3.5-5 mm thick, swelling towards the base whitish to cream color brown at the base and with extreme bluing upon handling.

Spores: 10.5-12 X 6.5-9 mics. Lemon shaped and smooth.

Sporeprint: blackish-brown in deposit..

Habitat: scattered to gregarious on dung of buffalo and cattle.

Distribution: Originally described from Cambodia. This species is also found in Peru, Mexico, and Hawaii.

Season: During and after heavy rains at different times of the year depending on the location of the fruiting bodies.

Dosage: 7 to 10 fresh mushrooms and from 1-2 grams dried.

Comment: Stephen Pollock sucessfully cultivated this species back in the late 1970's.





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Copelandia cambodgeniensis. Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii.

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