Observation 34124: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.
When: 2010-02-26
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: I am Just starting to study psychoactive mushrooms and I think I might have found Psilocybe cyanescens. I am very positive about its characteristics: Wavy cap, It was growing in Wood chips, and now that is dry it turned into a blue-purplish color. Also would like to know more about looks-alike of this specie in case there is a poisonous one. I really appreciate some help with this. Thanks!

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Recognized by sight: I Picked this up Thinking they might be Psilocybe Cyanescens, I dried them and they did turn into a Purplish-blue color.
Used references: Thomas Laessoe- Mushrooms. Smithsonian Handbooks (2002)

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Drought?
By: J-Dar
2016-05-26 16:08:16 CEST (+0200)

I found P. cyanescens and P. allenii in Santa Barbara Co. in 2010 (big rain year) but haven’t seen them fruit in these spots since that time, I figured due to drought. I live in SLO Co. and have never found any here either. I’ve heard otherwise, but not seen any evidence to prove it.

Wood chip mulch.
By: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (zymurgy)
2016-05-26 03:37:09 CEST (+0200)

We have wood ccip mulch all over San
Luis Obispo Co., California, and I haven’t yet found a
Psilocybe species after a couple of years if diligent searching.

Is there a Johnny Appleseed out there anywhere?

Wood chip mulch.
By: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (zymurgy)
2016-05-26 03:36:03 CEST (+0200)

We have wood ccip mulch all over San
Luis Obispo Co., California, ans I haven’t yet found a
Psilacybe species after a couplw of years if diligent searching.

Is there a Johnny Appleseed out there anywhere?

I love these pictures
By: Jeremy (JeremyH)
2010-02-27 07:13:03 CET (+0100)

A lot of woodmuch based landscaping is happening all around. I think its a great thing, until someone decides to fungicide the area.

yes
By: auweia
2010-02-27 04:55:59 CET (+0100)

yes, that is p cyanescens

good to see that up in Petaluma..it means there’s more wood chips going in up there in the far north bay, ‘egg capital of the world’

here’s a hint…promote wood chip in landscaping when you can. It does indeed help plants in drought conditions and otherwise because it helps retain moisture, especially when mushrooms are present

landscapers all over California are slowly recognizing this mutual benefit

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