Observation 159006: Lacrymaria Pat.
When: 2014-02-02
Who: wowitch
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Proposed Names

11% (3)
Recognized by sight: Maybe there’s something buried in the sand?
33% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: “Probablemente Lacrymaria afectados por cenizas de volcán. No Psilocybe.” —Giuliana Furci

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By: wowitch
2014-02-05 18:01:02 PST (-0800)

I believe they are the same species as this one


They were everywhere in this area. Any place that had ash covering wood debris.

By: maynardjameskeenan
2014-02-05 17:57:18 PST (-0800)

Do you have any more pictures of these things? Did they blue?
What makes you believe they are a Psilocybe species?

Beautiful photo!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-02-05 17:15:16 PST (-0800)

Interesting story

By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-02-05 17:13:55 PST (-0800)


By: wowitch
2014-02-05 17:08:22 PST (-0800)

Unfortunately, I did not bring back dried specimens.

By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-02-05 17:00:14 PST (-0800)

Nice find. Very interesting observation. Do you have a dry collection? I would like to study this collection.

By: wowitch
2014-02-05 16:55:46 PST (-0800)

Yes. Mount Chaitén is ~10 miles from this glacier and volcano (Mt. Michinmihuida). Chaitén erupted in 2008-2009 destroying the nearby city with the same name. The rock may be from Chaitén or Michinmihuida.


Im not sure if it was actually a lahar or just a very thick blanketing of ash though. The city of Chaitén was destroyed by lahars though.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-02-05 09:07:35 PST (-0800)

Are you suggesting this Psilocybe is from outer space???

So a volcano nearby? Active?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-02-05 08:07:40 PST (-0800)

Must have volcano to have a lahar.

Actually this looks like the debris field from a glacier. Would account for the apparent ice field in the background.

That rock looks very interesting. If no recent volcanic activity, it might be a meteorite.

By: wowitch
2014-02-02 14:05:34 PST (-0800)

Yes could be Psilocybe growing off word debris in the lahar zone. There were many in the area.

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