Observation 10263: Deconica (W.G. Sm.) P. Karst.

When: 2008-08-31

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These small Psilocybes were growing from a pile of wood chips that a woodpecker left beside a fallen log. No bluing reaction was noted, but the colonized chips smell similar to chips colonized by psychoactive wood-loving psilocybes.



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Yeah, going to need a scope to go further…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-03 10:52:49 CDT (-0500)

Going to need to see at least the spores under the scope to get further with these, kinda neat though… There is a chance they might be Psathyrella also, although they are awfully brown for that.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-09-03 01:40:54 CDT (-0500)

Interesting, maybe its undescribed. Seems to be bluing, right?

Have you done any microscopy on it?

Purple spore print confirms Psilocybe
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-09-02 19:57:29 CDT (-0500)
Probably not Psilocybe galindii
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-09-01 03:03:37 CDT (-0500)

Psilocybe galindii grows in Georgia and Mexico, not yet documented from Ohio. I don’t see any bluing and I agree that they look most like Tubaria.

The gills are light
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-01 00:06:34 CDT (-0500)

The gills are rather light, making it look more like a Tubaria. It does look like there might be black spore drop on the close up, on the scales of the upper stipe.

It would be good to see a spore shot here to get the genus better.

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