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Psilocybe cyanescens.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Bläuender Kahlkopf, Blueleg Brownie, Kékülő badargomba
Psilocybe cyanescens Mushroom
Ref No: 8853
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Hallucinogenic
fungus colour: Blue, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on wood, Grows on plant material/manure

Psilocybe cyanescens Wakefield.
Bläuender Kahlkopf Kékülő badargomba Blueleg Brownie. Cap 2–4cm across, convex then expanded and irregularly wavy, hygrophanous, reddish buff drying ochraceous cream, developing blue-green tints when handled. Stem 25–50´5–8mm, white, bruising strongly blue to blue-green; cortinate ring forming indistinct ring zone. Flesh whitish, tinged bluish in places. Smell mealy. Gills pale ochre-clay at first becoming dark brown. Chrysocystidia lacking. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, lageniform. Spore print dark purplish-brown. Spores elliptic to almond-shaped, 9–12 x 5–7um. Habitat on rotting sawdust and other herbaceous debris. Season late autumn to early winter. Rare. A powerfully hallucinogenic fungus, all hallucinogenic mushrooms can be dangerous to eat. Found In Europe and western north America.

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Ryan Cooper (Jersey) - 21 October 2011

Handful of Psilocybe cyanescens found in Jersey C.I
Psilocybe cyanescens
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