Observation 298645: Psilocybe allenii Borov., Rockefeller & P.G. Werner

When: 2017-11-13

Collection location: Berkeley, California, USA [Click for map]

37.8735° -122.2315° 302m

Who: nonogap

No specimen available

Found what I was pretty confident was P.allenii/cyanofriscosa. Growing on chips in soil, not log. Stem mostly white, no evidence of annulus though specimens are somewhat old, cap and stem bruising consistently blue. Spore print, however, was more dark brown than purple-black and when i printed on black paper they looked eeriely rusty-brown or at least with a rusty-sheen. Pretty confident but wanted to make sure I don’t have a masquerading Galerina marginata

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By: nonogap
2017-11-16 04:30:31 AEDT (+1100)

Cool, thanks for the advice!

A lot of people get paranoid about Galerina but
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-11-15 15:22:41 AEDT (+1100)

A lot of people get paranoid about Galerina but I have never heard of anyone getting poisoned by accidentally mixing one in. The most important thing to pay attention to is the way the gills change color over time as the spores mature. Galerina will get really rusty orange and Psilocybe a dark purple brown, as you have.

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