Observation 62357: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.

When: 2010-11-10

Collection location: Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Wood chip mulch lover. In town I generally notice smaller specimens- 3-4cm cap by 2cm stem length. Many specimens I collected in Olympia were fruiting more and more in and under thuja plicata (western red cedar).

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Recognized by sight: This is P. cyanescens, a slightly more specific name than P. cyanescens group

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By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-09-25 20:30:34 PDT (-0700)

are usually the substrate that I have witnessed P. cyanescens fruiting on in Thurston Co.(very lignin rich environments).
These images were sans alder mulch—— fruiting in grass and cedar twigs. I simply mentioned “wood chip mulch lover” in the notes because that is this species urban substrate most of the time in my experience.

Historically I believe that P.cyanescens originated in hyper-maritime environments on dune grass and from Alder logs… Never heard of Western red cedar as associated with P.cyanescens before—- Interesting that you have had associations with cedar and these as well… Thanks for the tip :)

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