Public Description of Psilocybe atlantis Guzmán, Hanlin & C. White

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Name: Psilocybe atlantis Guzmán, Hanlin & C. White
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Taxonomic Classification:

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae

General Description:

Cap: 2.5 – 4 cm in diameter, conic to convex, smooth to slightly striate, sometimes with a small umbo. The cap surface is pale brown to reddish brown in color, hygrophanous, bruising blue where damaged.
Gills: Subadnate, thin and brown.
Stipe: 5 cm by .3 cm, equal, brownish with small brown scales especially towards the base, bruising blue where damaged.
Spores: 9 × 6 × 5.5 µm with a broad germ pore.
Odor: Pleasant.
Taste: Pleasant.


This species is found in Georgia, USA. It is usually found in the counties that are northeast and northwest of Atlanta, GA.


Found in sandy soils, riparian habitats, and habitats with bermuda and fescue grass with moss.

Look Alikes:

Psilocybe galindoi grows in the same areas and is similar macroscopically.


This mushroom is used by some people for spiritual experiences, and its hallucinogenic properties.


A similar species, Psilocybe galindoi, is commonly cultivated under the name “Psilocybe atlantis var. atl7”.

Uncommonly found because it is often mistaken for other mushrooms that grow in similar habitats.

Description author: Alan Rockefeller (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: AmatoxinApocalypse

Created: 2009-02-27 15:31:55 PST (-0800) by Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
Last modified: 2010-02-06 20:39:47 PST (-0800) by AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
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