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

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Name: Psilocybe atlantis Guzmán, Hanlin & C. White
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

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


General Description:

The cap is 2.5–4 cm in diameter, conic to convex, and smooth to slightly striate, sometimes with a small umbo. The cap surface is pale brown to reddish brown in color, hygrophanous, and bruises blue where damaged.
Its gills are subadnate, thin, and brown.
The stipe is 5 cm by .3 cm. It has an equal structure and is brownish with small brown scales, especially towards the base. The stipe also bruises blue where damaged.
Psilocybe atlantis spores are 9 × 6 × 5.5 µm with a broad germ pore.


Distribution:

Psilocybe atlantis has been found in grassy lawns and vacant lots in Fulton County, Georgia.


Habitat:

Psilocybe atlantis has been found in grassy lawns and vacant lots in Fulton County, Georgia.


Uses:

Hallucinogenic


Notes:

Psilocybe atlantis is a rare psychedelic mushroom which contains psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. It is a close relative of Psilocybe mexicana and has been recorded only from Georgia.1 It has a pleasant taste and smell.


Description authors: Erlon, Micah Courteau (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Jason Hollinger


Created: 2009-07-22 01:38:15 PDT (-0700) by Micah Courteau (waynegrompsky)
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