Psilocybe atlantis

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Psilocybe atlantis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. atlantis
Binomial name
Psilocybe atlantis
Guzmán, Hanlin & C. White
Range of Psilocybe atlantis
Range of Psilocybe atlantis

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Psilocybe atlantis
mycological characteristics:
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gills on hymenium
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cap is conical or convex

hymenium is adnate

stipe is bare

ecology is saprotrophic

edibility: psychoactive

Psilocybe atlantis is a rare psychedelic mushroom which contains psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. It is a close relative of Psilocybe mexicana and has been recorded only from Georgia.

Description

The mushroom's hygrophanous cap ranges from 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter, bruising blue where damaged. Its form is conic to convex, smooth to slightly striate, sometimes with a small umbo. The cap surface is pale brown to reddish brown in color. The gills are subadnate, thin and brown. The stipe is 5 cm by .3cm, equal, brownish with small brown scales especially towards the base, bruising blue where damaged. The spore size is about 9 x 6 x 5.5 µm with a broad germ pore. Odor and taste pleasant.


Distribution and habitat

Psilocybe atlantis has been found in grassy lawns and vacant lots in Fulton County, Georgia.



External links

gl:Psilocybe atlantis


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