Observation 83566: Psilocybe allenii Borov., Rockefeller & P.G. Werner

When: 2011-11-29

Collection location: Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2011-12-24 21:32:39 PST (-0800)

5) posting massive fruitings/large specimens for the ‘holy shit’ factor

Personally, I thought this post was fine how it is…Since I have never seen this species growing so abundantly with so little rain. Notice how they are hugging the hose area.

Also, maybe…
6) Photos from a distance to highlight habitat, fruiting patterns, and diversity more-so than actual identification characteristics.

Thats a shit pot of friscosas! :P

A fourth type of observation
By: BlueCanoe
2011-12-01 11:06:23 PST (-0800)

4) Asking obsies – species of unknown identity to the observer, with photography of varying quality. Useful to the observer if someone else can suggest an ID, and useful for databasing if that ID is of high confidence.

Well not 0
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-11-30 19:33:43 PST (-0800)

it still shows presence at a location on a date – this is useful data, but it does bring up the fact that there are two (or three) flavors of observations on MO:

1) Teaching obsies – species well photographed and described in detail by the poster
2) Recordkeeping obsies – those meant simply to inform our databases of range and phenology (sometimes without a photo) – a lot less useful for teaching, but immensely useful if we can trust the observers (I trust Shane on this).

I would argue that #3 is discussion/argument/myco-intellectual nuclear war obsies

This is one of the second variety, and for that I am grateful, because I still have 0 personal records of this species in Santa Cruz.

By: Byrain
2011-11-30 18:30:02 PST (-0800)

That is not the point, the point is no one else can actually see what this is leaving the usefulness of this observation at 0.

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2011-11-30 18:19:16 PST (-0800)

I don’t need a second opinion, they are definitely friscosas. lol :p

More pics or info?
By: Byrain
2011-11-28 18:24:36 PST (-0800)

Your find is unrecognizable from the one pic you have provided so far. I can’t even say they are a Psilocybe from it, they could be Agrocybe or something else based on that alone.

Created: 2011-11-28 17:22:50 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-12-10 02:10:47 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 524 times, last viewed: 2018-01-10 17:47:54 PST (-0800)
Show Log