Delicate, thin-fleshed mushrooms on soil amongst grasses, dull brownish, bell-shaped to conical cap, narrow stalk with no ring. The sides of the gills are typically mottled in appearance. Spore print black.
Saprobes on soil and dung. Several species have been reported from New Zealand. All found on lawns and wood chip mulches and all presumed to have been introduced.
Can be confused with other small, pale brown mushrooms, such as Conocybe, Agrocybe, Stropharia, etc. Most of the common New Zealand species in the latter two genera are larger than our common Panaeolus species.


NZFungi Entry

Panaeolus semiovatus

One of New Zealand's exotic species.