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Psilocybe baeocystis

Psilocybe baeocystis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. baeocystis
Binomial name
Psilocybe baeocystis
Singer & A.H. Smith
Psilocybe baeocystis
mycological characteristics:
gills on hymenium

cap is convex or conical


hymenium is adnate or sinuate


stipe has a cortina


spore print is black


ecology is saprophytic


edibility: psychoactive

Psilocybe baeocystis is a psilocybin mushroom of the Agaricales family, having psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds along with a relatively significant amount of baeocystin.

Habitat and formation

Psilocybe baeocystis is found growing on decaying conifer mulch, lawns, wood chips and substrates containing high amounts of lignin. Once considered rare, it is now common throughout the Pacific Northwest.


  • Cap: 2 - 5 cm, conic to convex, rarely plane, often with green stains. Dark buff brown to walnut brown, transluscent striate, hygrophanous, margin incurved when young and slightly rippled in age.
  • Gills: Close with adnate to sinuate attachment, gray to dark brown.
  • Spores: Purplish brown, mango shaped, 11 x 6 micrometers.
  • Stipe: 5 - 7 cm long, .25 cm thick, equal, grey to brownish with white filaments, staining blue where damaged.
  • Taste: Farinaceous.
  • Odor: Farinaceous.
  • Microscopic features: Pleurocystidia absent, cheilocystidia 25 by 5 micrometers, fusiod with a neck.
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