Haymaker’s mushroom (Panaeolina foenisecii)

This small brown-capped fungus occurs in small groups, commonly in lawns. The cap is hemispherical, to convex, 2–4cm diameter, dry (not slimy) and light to dark brown. The gills are greyish becoming dark brown, and are attached to the stem. The stem is tough, cylindrical and light brown.

Toxicity category: 2
Category 2 - Potentially toxic
Warning: Seek urgent medical attention for any ingestion.

Common name: Haymaker’s mushroom

Botanical name: Panaeolina foenisecii

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General description: This small brown-capped fungus occurs in small groups, commonly in lawns. The cap is hemispherical, to convex, 2–4cm diameter, dry (not slimy) and light to dark brown. The gills are greyish becoming dark brown, and are attached to the stem. The stem is tough, cylindrical and light brown.

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Symptoms: This mushroom may cause hallucinations in children, but the toxin is not known.

Toxicity category: 2
Category 2 - Potentially toxic
Warning: Seek urgent medical attention for any ingestion.

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