Observation 196658: Psilocybe allenii Borov., Rockefeller & P.G. Werner
When: 2015-01-19
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

growing in wood chips. resembled a psath at first glance, but that stipe was waaaaaaay too tough for a psath, even before it blued.

my first time finding these. not my group. ;)

Proposed Names

88% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: dome shaped hygrophanous cap with thin transparent pellicle easily peeling off. blue staining mycelia and stipe.
-35% (3)
Recognized by sight: Wavy cap, thin stem, thin cap, fruiting late in the year

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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allenii update …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-23 08:34:37 PST (-0800)

two out of the three species authors were at our BAMS meeting Wednesday night.
Alan concurred with my ID, once he held it in hand.

I am sure that he will return here to vote it up any minute now … tick tick tick.

Not always easy to ID a mushroom, even when there is a photo! Without it …

why not wait until tonight before you make your pronouncement?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-21 07:57:28 PST (-0800)

in hand is way mo bettah than a photo, esp. an ambiguous photo. Dry conditions produce odd colors. Surely you don’t think that you know all of the possible manifestations of this species under all conditions just by glancing at a photo?

Even if your name was on the species description.

I mean, gosh, maybe it’s a brand new Psilocybe species!!! It sure as heck ain’t cyanescens.

This is another silly argument that can be easily settled in just a few hours.

Patience, Grasshopper.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-20 20:36:07 PST (-0800)

a cap color difference?

Definitely not P. allenii
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-01-20 19:50:16 PST (-0800)

due to cap color.

creo que no!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-20 07:17:28 PST (-0800)

NONE of the multiple fruit bodies in this wood chip bed had the typical wavy caps of cyanescens. The stipe is typical for allenii, at least as depicted in multiple photos here, some by you, Alan.

The caps are quite thick in hand and tackle box, where they reside currently.

Any slight waviness of those expanded caps was wholly due to being crammed in a box for hours.

As to time of fruiting determining ID … you mean like all of the other fungi have been playing strictly by the time of year “rules” this year? Like matsies and Craterellus popping up this past November?

I’ll bring them to the BAMS meeting tomorrow night, and you can run the DNA (or confirm my finding in hand). I understand that the micro is identical for both species.

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