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Panaeolus (Copelandia) tropicalis : Spore Syringe Microscopy Kit

Panaeolus (Copelandia) tropicalis : Spore Syringe Microscopy Kit

Panaeolus (Copelandia) tropicalis : Spore Syringe Microscopy Kit

Spores provided in sterile aqueous solution using 10cc BD Luer-Lok syringes. One 1.5in 16ga needle will be provided for each spore filled syringe.

Habitat: Manure, Enriched soils
Climate: Tropical

Strain Origin: Andaman Islands, India

Previously documented from the Central African Republic and Cambodia.  This new collection's location fits neatly between these two countries just above the equator.

Comments: The rare Panaeolus (Copelandia) tropicalis has been a troublesome species for the Spore Works for many years.  The published descriptions are vague, conflicting in some details (see notes below) and in French and German.  After examining dozens of mislabeled collections, we were beginning to suspect that P. tropicalis wasn't even a real species and just a variety of P. cambodginiensis.

The acquisition of this collection has answered many of our questions about the species and confirmed that it is indeed distinct from P. cambodginiensis.  The key feature that distinguishes P. tropicalis from all other species is simply stated below by Gerhardt (1996).

From Gerhardt: (translated from German)


Panaeolus tropicalis is mainly characterized through the typical form of its Metuloids. Their thick-walled shape and the conical top, which is later completely filled with wall material, are unique within the subgenus.

See the Spore Works Gallery for details of the microscopic features of P. tropicalis.

Notes:  Stamets (1996) indicates that this is an exclusively two spored species (two spores per basidium) which is incorrect according to all other sources. Gerhardt's (1996) key to the Copelandia implies that it's a darkly pigmented species which conflicts with the actual description in the same document (which is based on Ola'h's (1969) original description). Ola'h (1969) gives great importance to the internally granulated transparent spores of P. tropicalis, but Gerhardt's (1996) examination of Ola'h's herbarium deposits notes only opaque spores. Gerhardt instead gives importance to the form of the pleurocystidia, which are dark with the cone-like tips entirely filled with material.

Selected References:

Gerhardt E., 1996. Taxonomische Revision der Gattungen Panaeolus und Panaeolina. Bibl. Bot. 47, Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.

Ola'h, G.M., 1969. Le genre Panaeolus: essai taxonomique et physiologique. Revue de Mycologie, Memoire Hors-Serie 10.

Stamets, P., 1996. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press.

* Spores intended for microscopy and taxonomy purposes only. Images provided for informational and educational reference only and originate from cultivators and labs outside the US. Cultivation of this species is illegal in many countries including the United States. Please check your local regulations.

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SKU PSMICsy-3991
Weight 0.11 lbs
Our price: $23.00
Quantity Price
4+ Items $15.00