When: 2009-01-18

Collection location: Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Marcelo (venom2283)

No specimen available

This mushroom was collected in a tropical site, grown in cow dung, is easily recognizable by their evanescent veil, and bluing colour in age or when injured. Separates from Psilocybe cubensis for the slightly smaller spores an the more tropical distribution.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:33 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Jalapa, Tabasco, MEXICO’ to ‘Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico’

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Proposed Names

21% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Guzmán, G.1983. The genus Psilocybe. Beih. Nova Hedwigia 74, Cramer,Vaduz.
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: Preferred synonym of P. subcubensis

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-04-21 02:05:16 +03 (+0300)

Psilocybe subcubensis is a synonym of P. cubensis. It’s a species with a rather wide range of spore sizes. All of the sequences I have seen for P. cubensis are identical, indicating that P. subcubensis is the same. It’s a species from Asia which has spread to many subtropical areas. I haven’t seen any evidence that the spore size is different based on location.

I updated the location for Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico to reflect the state of Tabasco. P. cubensis is common in Tabasco, but it is also found in Xalapa, Veracruz….Let me know if this was actually found in Veracruz.

is this supposed to be
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-04-18 21:07:50 +03 (+0300)

Jalapa, Tabasco or Xalapa, Veracruz? The map pin for the location is the latter, but the location name is the former.

Spores measurement
By: Marcelo (venom2283)
2009-01-20 16:22:35 EET (+0200)

The measurement of the spores for this species is (9.9-) 11-13 (-14) x 7.7-8, subhexagonal in face view, thick walled in accord with Guzmán (1983).

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-01-19 10:29:08 EET (+0200)

What were the measurements of the spores?