Panaeolus tropicalis is a very rare and fantastic species of Panaeolus. This is one of the easiest specimens to work with that we have in our collection!
Panaeolus tropicalis originated from the Hawaiian Islands and was carried over to S. Fork Florida on Pineapple ships during the 1800s, and became a native to certain areas of Florida. This species was discovered again in 1999. There was great controversy over this species and the controversy over the correct identification of this species actually stemmed from a very vague description of this species in Paul Stamet’s book Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World.
The confusion over the correct identification of this species lasted over a decade until it was found that Panaeolus (copelandia) tropicalis is described as primarily 4-spored with the occasional 2-spored basidia on the same mushroom. Thus figuring Paul Stamet’s specifications were indeed vague and partially wrong. Indeed the species found back in 1999 were the real deal and we are glad the controversy is finally over and people can enjoy this pleasant species once again.
In nature, it is rather rare. It grows in the wild on very old dung in tall grass in the subtropical climates of Florida and Hawaii. Those that are fortunate enough to find this rare treasure certainly are blessed. Panaeolus tropicalis grows in warm weather subtropical climates like Florida and Hawaii, Costa Rica, and SE Asia.
Panaeolus tropicalis is considered the rarest of all the Panaeolus mushroom species of this genera.
The Panaeolus tropicalis is considered highly medicinal for its ability to heal migraines quickly.
Although these mushrooms do have small caps and thus make small spore prints, our Panaeolus tropicalis spore syringes are still PACKED with spores, made from fresh clean prints!
All spores sold on this website are for legal microscopy or taxonomy use, collection purposes, or any other legal use only. Pictures are provided for educational purposes and are derived from labs outside of the united states. Do not ask us for information about growing mushrooms. We do not have that information, and will not provide it.