Copelandia tropicalis, C. tropicalis Olah

Panaeolus tropicalis also known as Copelandia tropicalis is a rare and moderately potent magic mushroom that grows naturally in tropical and subtropical weathers.
It belongs to the Coprinaceae family and is a close relative to the famous “comedy hat” mushroom Panaeolus cyanescens, also known as Blue Meanie.

Panaeolus tropicalis is said to have been around for ages in Hawaii where it is popular for recreational use. Commonly called “gold caps,” “blue meanies,” “dimple tops,” and “cone heads”, they are thought to have made it from the Hawaiian islands to the Floridian wild through pineapple ships.
Panaeolus tropicalis is, like most Panaeolia dung-loving species, a particularity that has allowed it to spread worldwide. Other of his relatives include the renown Pan. cambodginiensis aka “Pan Goliath”.

Like many other magic mushrooms, this hallucinogenic fungus easily bruises blue where it is injured.

Visual Description

• Cap: 1.5-2.5 cm broad. Hemispheric to convex to bell-shaped. Margin incurved when young, slight elevation with age, when wet, often shows striates and with age, will often develop a different coloration in that area. Cap is hygrophanous: color varies from pallid or grayish to yellowish brown towards disk. Surface smooth to wrinkled, especially near margin. • Gills: distinctly mottled, and dully grayish with blackish spots. Attachment adnexed to uncinate. • Stem: 60-80 mm long, 2–3 mm thick. Equal to slightly swollen at the base, hollow, and vertically striate. Blackish towards the base, greyish towards the apex, and whitish fibrils run the length of the stipe. Flesh bruises bluish when injured. • Spore print: dark violet to jet black • Microscopic features: 10–12 by 7–9 µ.


MODERATE 0.25% - 0.75%

Habitat Origin

Grows in cow dung and in wild animal manure in the tropics. Reported often in Hawaii, central Africa, and Cambodia. Also found in Mexico, Tanzania, Philippines, Florida, Japan and India (2014). Rumors it was also found in southern California.


Psychonauts report (with a consumption of 3.5 g) a quick come up (20mnts), very visual with a sense of body and soul dissociation.