Name: Psilocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.
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First person to use this name on MO: Erlon Bailey
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Rank: Genus

Status: Accepted

Name: Psilocybe

Author: (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Citation: Führ. Pilzk. (Zwickau): 21, 71 (1871)

Deprecated Synonyms: Agaricus subgenus Deconica W.G. Sm., Agaricus subgenus Stropharia Fr.

Misspellings: Psiocybe, Psicocybe, Psylocibes, Psilosybe, Psilocybin Cubensis

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Agaricus trib. Psilocybe Fr. 1821

Brief Description:

Psilocybe is a genus of small mushrooms growing worldwide. This genus is known for its psychedelic or hallucinogenic properties, widely known as “magic mushrooms”. Psilocin and psilocybin are the hallucinogenic compounds responsible for the psychoactive effects of the species, and a distinctive chemotaxonomic marker of the genus.

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By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2019-09-10 13:35:05 MST (-0700)
How nice that the genus Psilocybe was accepted by MO!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2017-12-30 21:00:01 MST (-0700)

All the best in 2018! Adolf

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