Observation 152123: Psilocybe azurescens Stamets & Gartz
When: 2013-11-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Habitat: Dune grasses with ocean-deposited wood debris commonly associated with Psilocybe azurescens. Growing sympatrically with P. azurescens.

Gills: Light brown, numerous, attached.

Stem: Slender, slightly fusiform in one individual, whitish in younger individuals becoming more brown with age. Bluing at base where mycelium joins to fruiting body. Also bluing with physical contact at any point on stem.

Cap: Unusually nipple-like with a pronounced, dark tip. Brown like cooked onion while still on the moist side, not caramel-colored like P. azurescens, and becoming a more tired sandy-brown with age and dryness. Faint blue-black striations evident in lower 1/3 until the margin. Margin is often bluish-black, appearing bruised. The younger specimens maintain heavily recurved, concave bell-like caps unlike P. azurescens whose caps widen and become broad with age. Eldest specimen maintains a concave shape. Pins unseen.

Spore print color: Dark purplish-brown.

Bruising: Stem and cap bruise blue and mycelium even has a blue tint in spots.

Location: Pacific Northwest, SW Washington Coast, USA.

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Wow!
By: Lepkaun (Lepkaun)
2013-11-17 13:27:33 EST (-0500)

That is a beefy Azurescen.

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