Observation 67546: Deconica (W.G. Sm.) P. Karst.

When: 2011-05-16

Collection location: East Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Fry (LuckoftheFryish)

No specimen available

I have not been able to narrow these down to a species yet. I am sure it is in the genus Psilocybe, probably section Deconica. hopefully i will have some lab time soon to see the microscopic features and do some chemical tests. So for lack of a better name, and until it is proven otherwise, I will call this mushroom Psilocybe fry / Deconica fry.

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Cool, thanks.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-17 19:16:58 CDT (-0400)

Helps keep the database clean.

By: Fry (LuckoftheFryish)
2011-05-17 19:14:52 CDT (-0400)

i didnt mean for it to be Psilocybe sp. fry. i didnt type the sp. part in. anyway that wasnt my intention. ima change that now.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-17 18:59:27 CDT (-0400)

Psilocybe sp. Fry isn’t an appropriate way to dub it “Psilocybe fry”.

Psilocybe is a genus that already has multiple authority names attached to it: (Fr.) P. Kumm.

The way it is structured on the observation right now implies that ‘Fry’ described the entire genus.

A better way to give this a provisional name (which is really not merited until more effort is applied to reaching an ID) is to call it Deconica sp., and in the comments call it “fry”.

Created: 2011-05-17 18:47:06 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2011-05-18 02:00:00 CDT (-0400)
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