Observation 79469: Psilocybe fagicola R. Heim & Cailleux
When: 2011-10-11
(19.5° -97.0° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found ten miles northwest of Coatepec.

No pseudorhiza.

Pleurocystidia 13 – 23 × 4 – 6. Of two types, one chunkier and larger and the other thinner with a narrow apex.

Cheilocystidia 10 – 25 × 5 – 6. Abundant, consistent shape and size, never forked.

Caulocystidia present, 32 × 5.

Basidia 19 – 21 × 6.

Spores subrhomboid in face view, subellipsoid in side view, 5 × 4 – 5 × 4.

Species Lists

Images

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herbarium deposit
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Pileus cross section 100x
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Pileus cross section 100x
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Lamellar trama 100x
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Pleurocystidia 1000x
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Pleurocystidia 1000x
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Pleurocystidia 1000x
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Pleurocystidia 1000x
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Cheilocystidia 1000x
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Cheilocystidia 1000x
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Cheilocystidia 1000x
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Cheilocystidia 1000x
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Basidium 1000x
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Caulocystidia 1000x
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Spores from stipe, 1000x
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Spores from stipe, 1000x
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Spores from stipe, 1000x
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Spores from stipe, 1000x
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Caulocystidia drawing
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Habitat

Proposed Names

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-01-06 18:59:04 CST (-0500)

See habitat photo. The mushrooms grow in the lower area where the clouds come in every day. It is still high elevation, which Psilocybe species like. It gets a lot of rain from the ocean. Veracruz has excellent biological diversity and is one of the coolest places on earth.

question
By: maynardjameskeenan
2012-01-06 18:38:18 CST (-0500)

Why are there so many different psilocybe that grow in such a small area in Mexico?

A movie of the cheilocystidia
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-01-06 02:53:58 CST (-0500)
These are awesome!
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-11-07 15:48:38 CDT (-0400)

Very nice photos! and cool mushrooms!

Psilocybe
By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2011-10-13 23:34:45 CDT (-0400)

good collection

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