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Mushrooms in the Panaeolus genus are called Mottlegills because their spores develop unevenly, producing dark spotting and mottling on the gills. The “banded” part of this species’ name refers to the way the outer part of the cap is usually (not always) darker than the middle. But the people who use this species for its psychoactive properties don’t usually call it The Banded Mottlegill. Most just use its scientific name, Panaeolus cinctulus.Buy Panaeolus Cinctulus
Farmers of the popular white button mushrooms have used another name for it—the weed Panaeolus. So fond is this species of horse dung that it often appears as a contaminant in the cultivation of other dung-loving species. One can imagine the annoyance of the farmers as they pick out the unsalable weeds from among the crop—an ironic association, given that P. cinctulus has become a valuable (albeit illegal) crop in its own right, thanks to its status as a magic mushroom.
Please note that use or possession of psilocybin is against Federal law in the United States and is also illegal in many other countries. Some state or local jurisdictions either allow personal use or at least decline to enforce the laws against personal use, but the Federal law is still in force. The laws are written in such a way as to treat any mushroom that naturally produces psilocybiin, including P. cinctulus, as a container of the illegal drug, and therefore illegal to posses just as a jar of pure psilocybin would be.Buy Panaeolus Cinctulus
Cap: Medium-sized, almost flat at maturity, tan to reddish or orangish brown. A thick, darker band runs around the outer margin of the cap.
Gills: Brownish with white edges, becoming blackish with age. Maturation is uneven, producing a mottled pattern.
Stem: Thin, hollow, brittle, darker towards the base. The base sometimes bruises blue.
Spore color: Black
Habitat: Eats and fruits from dung, compost, and rotting grass.
Range: Almost world-wide. In the US, especially common in California, Washington, Ohio, Oregon, Georgia, Utah, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and Vermont.