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Psilocybe aucklandii



Psilocybe aucklandii

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. aucklandii
Binomial name
Psilocybe aucklandii
Guzman, King and Bandala
Psilocybe aucklandii
mycological characteristics:
 
gills on hymenium
 
 

cap is conical or umbonate

 

hymenium is adnate

 

stipe is bare

 

ecology is saprophytic

 

edibility: psychoactive

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

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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.

 


 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Psilocybe_aucklandii". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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