Observation 191729: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.
When: 2014-12-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in mulch under conifers.

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58% (6)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora’s MDM
10% (4)
Recognized by sight
-14% (3)
Recognized by sight: for all of the reasons already stated. will post my own observations of this species soon.

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Looks like cyanescens
By: Connor Adams (CLAdams)
2015-01-19 00:50:34 SAST (+0200)

Psilocybe allenii has a dome shaped cap all the way to maturity. It does not have an umbo, the margin does not wave or turn up, and it often has striations. The pictures here depict the diagnostic wavy margin and umbo of Psilocybe cyanescens .

By: Ben Anderson (btanderson)
2015-01-08 22:37:52 SAST (+0200)

spore prints I’ve done have been uniformly dark purple, regardless of morphology.

By: Ben Anderson (btanderson)
2015-01-08 22:34:03 SAST (+0200)

have definitely seen wavy capped specimens in the area, but not sure how these turned out later. There seems to be a lot of variability in the Psilocybes I’ve seen in the area, in terms of size, waviness, and how quickly or slowly they stain. I don’t know enough to say whether there are different species/variants or if it is environmentally caused.

P. allenii?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-08 21:34:04 SAST (+0200)

a newly described sp., macro and micro similar to cyanescens, but lacking the wavy cap margin of cyanescens at maturity. what did these look like a few days later?

they are certainly bluing psilocybes! :)

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