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Psilocybe subaeruginosa

Psilocybe subaeruginosa

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. subaeruginosa
Binomial name
Psilocybe subaeruginosa
Psilocybe subaeruginosa
mycological characteristics:
gills on hymenium

cap is conical or convex


hymenium is adnate or adnexed


stipe is bare


ecology is saprophytic


edibility: psychoactive

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


  • Cap: 1-6 cm, conical to convex, tan brown, hygrophanous, margin striate when moist, uplifting in age, often with a slight umbo. Bruising bluish where damaged.
  • Gills: Crowded, cream color when young, violet brown in age, with adnate to adnexed attachment.
  • Spores: Dark violet brown, subellipsoid, 14 x 7 um.
  • Stipe: 4.5 to 12 cm long, .2 to .4 cm thick, white to grey, finely striate, equal to slightly enlarged near the base. With a white cortinate partial veil which soon disappears and often leaves traces in the upper stem.
  • Taste: Farinaceous.
  • Odor: Farinaceous.
  • Microscopic features:

Distribution and habitat

Grows in clusters in wood chips, piles of leaves and woody debris in urban areas and along trails and roads in deciduous forests and gardens. Found only in Tasmania and Australia where it is common.

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