Psilocybe aucklandii

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Psilocybe aucklandii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. aucklandii
Binomial name
Psilocybe aucklandii
Guzman, King and Bandala

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Psilocybe aucklandii
mycological characteristics:
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gills on hymenium

cap is conical or umbonate

hymenium is adnate

stipe is bare

ecology is saprotrophic

edibility: psychoactive

Psilocybe aucklandii is a psychedelic mushroom, which has psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds.

Description

  • Cap: 2-5 cm, conical to plane, chestnut brown, hygrophanous, bruising blue/green where damaged, often with a broad umbo.
  • Gills: Cream color when young, violet yellowish brown in age, with adnate attachment.
  • Spores: Dark violet brown, oblong to ellipsoid, 7 x 4 um.
  • Stipe: 4 to 9 cm long, .2 to .5 cm thick, brown, bruising blueish, pruinose, with fibrils near the base.
  • Taste: Farinaceous.
  • Odor: Farinaceous.
  • Microscopic features:

Distribution and habitat

Grows in leaf litter and woody debris near Auckland, New Zealand.

External links

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Psilocybe aucklandii from New Zealand


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