Observation 164959: Psilocybe moseri Guzmán

Habitat was the clay mud walls cut by a seasonal mountain stream at ~500m above sea level. Very low light levels, and very high humidity observed in the stream canyon.

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Recognized by sight: Purple spores on lower caps, distinct blue bruising
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Hi Josh
By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-05-20 12:00:47 PDT (-0700)

I hope they have dried nicely, while not contaminated with mold all this very well.

Thank you very much for everything.

Kind regards,


I am back
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2014-05-14 19:10:20 PDT (-0700)

in the United States and will send samples to you in the next few days. Unfortunately the climate was very humid for a few days after I collected these. I have since dried them beside a fire and then ran them through my dehydrator once I returned home. Hopefully there is still useable material when they reach you.

Hi Josh,
By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-05-10 07:42:59 PDT (-0700)

Thank you very much for everything, you can send them to this address:

Alonso Cortés-Pérez
Colección de Hongos, Instituto de Ecología A. C.
Carretera Antigua a Coatepec. No 351. El Haya
Xalapa, Veracruz, México. C.P. 91070.
P. O. Box 63.
Tel. (228) 8421829 Ext. 3201

Where to send samples
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2014-05-10 06:58:41 PDT (-0700)

Hello Alonso, I would like to send several specimens to you. To which address can I send them?

super cool…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-05-09 22:57:44 PDT (-0700)

nice find man!!

Cool Find
By: A. Cortés-Pérez (Alonso)
2014-05-09 21:46:00 PDT (-0700)

This is a very interesting collection, could be Psilocybe moseri. I wonder if you agree to send me a sample for identification.
Thank you very much for sharing

Wow interesting find
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-05-09 21:38:00 PDT (-0700)

Would be really interesting to see the microscopy and ITS/LSU sequences.

I am sure it is in Psilocybe section Zapotecorum, I am not sure if it is that species….The stipe is usually more floccose in P. zapotecorum. Reminds me a little of P. subcaerulipes.

If I were to
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2014-05-09 20:03:58 PDT (-0700)

potentially have a few herbarium specimens, what would be a good way to get them where they need to go?