Observation 22396: Parasola conopilus group

When: 2009-05-08

Collection location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Micah Courteau (waynegrompsky)

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Notes:
very tall mushrooms, sometimes up to a foot tall, stem being thin and slender and very fragile. Caps hygraphonous turning from brown to a lighter beige color. Spore print was remarkably purple. Growing from soil and growing in abundance. I know it is probably not P. semilanceata but what is it?

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Psilocybe semilanceata
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-06-21 01:48:21 PDT (-0700)

These look nothing like P. semilanceata. For one, they are much smaller, grow in grass, especially pasture lands, do not grow at this time of year, and I do not know of a reliable account of P. semilanceata growing in San Francisco. They do grow in California, but the only collections I am aware of are from farther north and are rare.

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