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
Synonyms

Psilocybe aucklandiae

Psilocybe aucklandii
Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
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cap is conical

or umbonate
32px hymenium is adnate
32px stipe is bare
32px spore print is purple-brown
32px ecology is saprotrophic
32px edibility: psychoactive

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

Description

Psilocybe aucklandii has a farinaceous smell and taste.
The cap is 2–5 cm, conical to plane, chestnut brown, hygrophanous, and bruises blue/green where damaged. It often has a broad umbo.
The gills are cream-colored when young and violet yellowish brown in age, with an adnate attachment.
Psilocybe aucklandii spores are dark violet brown, oblong to ellipsoid, and 7 x 4 µm. The stipe is 4–9 cm long and .2–.5 cm thick. It is brown and bruises blueish. The stipe is pruinose, with fibrils near the base.

Distribution and habitat

Psilocybe aucklandii grows in clay based pine forest, directly from clay. Its type collection was in Auckland, New Zealand.

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References

  • Guzman, G, Bandala, VM, King, C. (1991). "A new species of Psilocybe of section zapotecorum from New Zealand". Mycological Research 95 (4): 507–508. doi:10.1016/S0953-7562(09)80856-3. 

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Psilocybe aucklandii from New Zealand
      
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