Name: Psilocybe plutonia (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Psilocybe plutonia

Author: (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.

Citation: Syll. fung. (Abellini) 5: 1056 (1887)

Deprecated Synonyms: Agaricus plutonius Berk. & M.A. Curtis


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hymenogastraceae

Genus: Psilocybe

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Brief Description:

Pileus: 0.5–1.5 cm in diameter, conic to convex, with an acute umbo or papilla, not viscid, glabrous, slightly translucent-striate, silky white fibrils when young that fade in age, hygrophanous, lubricous, reddish brown to yellowish brown or clay color, becoming blackish. Flesh thin, brownish.

Gills: Adnexed, sometimes with a decurrent tooth, thin, light brown to dark brown, blackish in age, edges pallid.

Spores: Purple brown in deposit, rhomboid or subrhomboid in face view, (3.7)4.5–6(6.7) x 4.5–5.2 µm, thick-walled, with a broad truncate germ pore.

Stipe: (1.8)2.5–4(5) cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm equal to slightly enlarged at the base, flexuous, hollow, dark brown or reddish brown, apex pruinose, zoned with appressed whitish fibrils. No annulus is formed by the cortinate veil.

Taste: Unknown.

Odor: None to slightly farinaceous.

Microscopic features: Basidia 11–17 µm, pleurocystidia 17–26 µm, cheilocystidia 12–17 x 5–6 µm.

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