Observation 203809: Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata Guzmán & Gaines
When: 2015-05-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were growing in a crowded cluster in well-rotted wood chips. Wherever touched, the mushrooms slowly bruised blue. This later faded to a bluish gray, especially on the stem. The blue color rubs off on paper. Spore print is dull dark brown. Gills are attached.

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Recognized by sight: a springtime eastern NA mushroom

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Thanks, Richard.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-05-05 06:30:26 PDT (-0700)

There seems to be some general confusion about what type should be called “caerulipes.” I have seen dubiously named collections.

According to Lincoff, and other sources, P. caerulipes is a small mid-to-late summer mushroom. I find it in forested settings, almost always in small numbers, usually where there’s lots of leaf litter mixed with woody debris.

The more robust springtime P. ovoideocystidiata occurs in patches with larger numbers. The habitat seems quite variable, although always with woody debris… damp areas near roadways, dried up puddles, stream banks, woodchips.

good call Dave…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-05-04 20:43:48 PDT (-0700)

you are probably right…

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