Observation 159006: Lacrymaria Pat.

When: 2014-02-02

Collection location: Region de Los Lagos, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Atx

No specimen available

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Mt. Michinmihuida

Proposed Names

12% (3)
Recognized by sight: Maybe there’s something buried in the sand?
33% (4)
Used references: “Probablemente Lacrymaria afectados por cenizas de volcán. No Psilocybe.” —Giuliana Furci

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By: Atx
2014-02-05 20:01:02 CST (-0600)

I believe they are the same species as this one


They were everywhere in this area. Any place that had ash covering wood debris.

By: maynardjameskeenan
2014-02-05 19:57:18 CST (-0600)

Do you have any more pictures of these things? Did they blue?
What makes you believe they are a Psilocybe species?

Beautiful photo!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-02-05 19:15:16 CST (-0600)

Interesting story

By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-02-05 19:13:55 CST (-0600)


By: Atx
2014-02-05 19:08:22 CST (-0600)

Unfortunately, I did not bring back dried specimens.

By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-02-05 19:00:14 CST (-0600)

Nice find. Very interesting observation. Do you have a dry collection? I would like to study this collection.

By: Atx
2014-02-05 18:55:46 CST (-0600)

Yes. Mount Chaitén is ~10 miles from this glacier and volcano (Mt. Michinmihuida). Chaitén erupted in 2008-2009 destroying the nearby city with the same name. The rock may be from Chaitén or Michinmihuida.


Im not sure if it was actually a lahar or just a very thick blanketing of ash though. The city of Chaitén was destroyed by lahars though.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-02-05 11:07:35 CST (-0600)

Are you suggesting this Psilocybe is from outer space???

So a volcano nearby? Active?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-02-05 10:07:40 CST (-0600)

Must have volcano to have a lahar.

Actually this looks like the debris field from a glacier. Would account for the apparent ice field in the background.

That rock looks very interesting. If no recent volcanic activity, it might be a meteorite.

By: Atx
2014-02-02 16:05:34 CST (-0600)

Yes could be Psilocybe growing off word debris in the lahar zone. There were many in the area.