Observation 59027: Psilocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2010-11-16
Who: caphillkid
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing solitary from hardwood debris in a tree well. Bruising blue/green, strong farinaceous odor, stem is hollow, hygrophanous, cap is umbonate, margin is inrolled.

I believe this is Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata, but am interested to hear other possibilities.

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I have a scope but……
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2010-11-16 20:20:06 MST (-0700)

If there is any other person that would take a look it would be better! My skills are very rudimentary and my scope has seen better days….

By: caphillkid
2010-11-16 17:43:01 MST (-0700)
Unfortunately I am banned from Shroomery until December so I can’t contact anyone really. I am printing it and will dry it for later though. Maybe Tim could take a look if he sees this… Thanks for your help.
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-16 16:28:17 MST (-0700)

Bring a dried sample to someone with a scope or mail it to Workman.

By: caphillkid
2010-11-16 15:28:37 MST (-0700)

Alan I don’t have a scope (sad face) which is rather ridiculous at this point. The lack of annulus threw me off also, there isn’t even the slightest remnants of a veil. Having said that, I’ve gone back and looked at the pictures of the cultivated collection (from SF “ovoid” spores) and those don’t have annuli either, but they do have faint veil remnants. Appearance-wise they are a very close match in size and other features. Thanks for your comment. Needless to say, this has been my coolest find this season in my area, and my first non-cyan Psilocybe find here in Seattle. Perhaps that spot will produce more mushrooms in the Spring.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-16 14:44:50 MST (-0700)

P. ovoideocystidiata is possible, but the annulus is missing, which is not uncommon since its just one specimen. Check the shape of the spores to see if it belongs in section Cyanescens or section Stuntzii.

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