When: 2015-07-18

Collection location: Cortadura, Veracruz, Mexico [Click for map]

1800m

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Notes:
Alonso and I were calling some of these P. heimii or P. banderillensis in the field, however microscopic analysis showed that they are all P. neoxalapensis, some being atypical and weather beaten.

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Gill edge showing type A ventricose cheilocystidia
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Gill edge showing type B cylindrical cheilocystidia
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Spores 400x

Proposed Names

87% (1)
Recognized by sight: Typically has a dark olive slightly umbonate cap, but it can also be reddish-brown.
Based on microscopic features: Spores small, with sharp angles. Two types of cheilocystidia – one ventricose and the other larger and cylindrical. Just one type of pleurocystidia, which is small, hyaline and bottle shaped.

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Yes, typical except for…
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-07-20 03:15:33 CDT (-0400)

In this place they cut the trees down and burn them in underground ovens to make charcoal. This year they cleared a lot of the underbrush, which gives you a lot more visibility into the woods than normal. If you look only at the foreground, this is the typical habitat. The species in this group nearly always fruit from little mossy ridges / edges of trails on steep hillsides in cloud forests between 1500 and 2600 meters elevation. Unlike some species of Psilocybe, this group does not prefer disturbed areas.

Is this typical habitat?
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-07-20 01:24:13 CDT (-0400)
Yes
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-07-20 01:19:31 CDT (-0400)

Alonso is photographing the mushroom in these pics. I didn’t get around to taking macro shots of this one. Most of my P. neoxalapensis observations are just macro pics and this one just shows the habitat.

Pics?
By: Guy (Some Guy)
2015-07-20 00:54:32 CDT (-0400)

Were these the photos you meant to load?

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