Original Herbarium Label: Psilocybe phyllogena (Sacc.) Peck
Syn.: Deconica phyllogena (Sacc.) Noordel.



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Oh, comment for Rocky
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-04-28 16:44:03 CDT (-0400)

Um, not sure if there was stuff that is published. I found some sequences from GenBank for K. mutabilis, and used those to create a tree and see where things dropped out.

You are welcome
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2014-04-28 10:19:38 CDT (-0400)

You are welcome to use whatever name you want, but my Mushroom Observer observation names are the link between Mushroom Observer observations and the corresponding herbarium specimens. I will ask Oluna to write two labels in cases like this one, in order not to confuse herbarium monkeys who will be working with her specimens.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-04-15 17:13:51 CDT (-0400)

Can you point me toward any molecular studies in Kuehneromyces besides the big Monclavo paper?

I did that…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-04-15 16:03:53 CDT (-0400)

Yeah, I did that, created a tree for many brown and black spored species, just to see how the various genera dropped out. Deconica is actually fairly well separated from Psilocybe. Deconica is close to Keuhneromyces, and Psilocybe is close to Stropharia.

I wonder
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-04-15 07:31:22 CDT (-0400)

If molecular study would place this species in Strophariaceae or Hymenogasteraceae? Surely some of the Deconica still belong in Psilocybe?

not really…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-04-15 05:31:50 CDT (-0400)

it is a non-active Psilocybe…which makes it Deconica.
if it were, Psilocybe phyllogena…kids would be picking it to get “high.”

Recognized by sight
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2014-04-15 05:02:21 CDT (-0400)

One does not have to see it! Psilocybe phyllogena and Deconica phyllogena are synonyms and it’s up to you which one you use. Mushroom Observever would say, “… which one you deprecate!” Congrats!