Observation 164971: Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata Guzmán & Gaines

When: 2014-05-09

Collection location: Harford Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

On moss-covered wood near wet area.

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Now that you mention it, Herb…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-05-10 19:59:12 CDT (-0400)

the striations are unusual. I noticed this, but forgot to mention it.

I just added some microscopy. Spore shape, subrhomboid in one profile, fits ovoideocystidiata. Photo of gill edge shows a few elements that I don’t know how to classify. I think the one structure is a basidium showing two immature spores attached. Of course, a better scope would provide better info.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-10 13:34:57 CDT (-0400)

Not super unusual to see P. ovoideocystidiate with a nipple. The long striate margin in the second photo is more unusual.

Not sure about the umbo being typical, AJ.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-05-10 01:53:38 CDT (-0400)

But P. ovoideocystidiata is the only eastern NA large springtime Psilocybe that I am aware of. These showed bluing, but not as much as others I have seen. Waiting for a spore print. I’ll have a look through the scope.

By: AJ (j7u)
2014-05-10 01:43:11 CDT (-0400)

Is that typical of P. ovoideocystidiata?

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