When: 2009-10-24

Collection location: Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: george101 (george111)

No specimen available

The cyanescens have reared their heads again for another year.


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By: Rollz
2010-06-27 10:09:50 MST (-0700)

Thanks for the link ravenhawk.

I think its william,something hess
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-05-20 23:53:23 MST (-0700)

IT is by Julian. May be 5 mils from that a little here is a link. http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/parks/Camping/heise.html

New to this board trying to learn.
By: Rollz
2010-05-20 22:38:39 MST (-0700)

Okay I’m from North San Diego County. It has been my dream to find an active mushroom in San Diego since I was in high school. I’m in my mid thirtys now (You do the math lol). So Cure cat do you still hunt? Eddee where is William Hess County park? I have found some mushooms as of recently in a city park that are either lawn mower mushrooms or P. Cyanescens.

By: george101
2009-11-07 16:05:55 MST (-0700)

Here’s some more pics:


By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-29 11:40:49 MST (-0700)

Where or how was this find documented? I did not find it on MO. Can you post an observation for it?? I would love to see some photos.

Hey Cure Cat
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-28 19:37:46 MST (-0700)

actually I have found P cubensis on several occasion in the SD Area. The one find that i documented in 2003 Was near Near Julian just down the road from William Hess County park. They were found in a cow pasture on Cow dung. 12 specimens where found. The largest one being about 12 in. cap width. Very fast bluing reaction and well, They were active. Also the Weather conditions at the time where humid and hot, it was after several days of pretty decent thunder storms. Also I have found them In orange county in the late 90’s near Laguna Beach area and near Romona about the same time period. Same conditions. It seems though that the Thunderstorms are not as active today as they where 10 years ago in Cali.

By: george101
2009-10-28 18:09:21 MST (-0700)

This post is causing quite a stir the mushroom observer world it appears. I know
we’re all passionate about mushrooms, but lets tone down the conversation a bit folks. ;)

I did pick these quite early. There’s some buttons still growing. I’ve found they grow quite slowly. It might take about one or two weeks for them to reach maturity. I’ll check them out in two weeks, and if they are picture worthy I’ll post them here.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-27 22:11:26 MST (-0700)

George must have forgot his password, because he posted this observation last year, and he describes introducing P. cyanescens to Massachusetts. Pay attention! He said that they have showed up “again” in the Notes for this observation. So here is that observation from a year ago:


Now Eddee, I am from San Diego and have always suspected that P. cubensis might fruit somewhere in Southern CA. Did you find the mushrooms yourself? Please do share the details!

Shroominator, I do not care what you majored in, your comments make you sound ignorant.

George, is there a reason why you picked these so soon? If it is due to distance, perhaps relocate the patch or start a new one closer to home.

This observation is very amusing!

No, no, not in your pants. It was on your shoulders.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-10-27 19:10:16 MST (-0700)
can you describe the shaft?
By: mc (mushroomcock)
2009-10-27 17:36:38 MST (-0700)

Is it fleshy and veiny with a lot of girth? Does it have a big pink cap? When you pulled on it, did it discharge spores? If so, I think I found one of this species in my pants the other day.

Is a bafoon a new sub-species of a buffoon?
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-10-27 16:28:41 MST (-0700)

I’m baffled by the absolutism of the poster. The Observation doesn’t indicate where in Ma. these were found. Would somebody’s basement in south Boston be totally out of the realm of possibility? Also I think “Buffoon” would be more appropriate term all around as the definition includes “a person who amuses others by jokes, pranks,etc.”

Diagnostic features missing
By: Shroominator
2009-10-27 16:20:47 MST (-0700)

P. cyanescens has radially forking planar gills not radially nonforking concentric gills! Everyone knows that! Just don’t try and sell them as contraband, or some disappointed customer might want his money back…and to kick your butt! Good luck Georgia101—I think you’ve gone nuts!!

well gosh, what an enlightening and collegial answer!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-27 15:24:10 MST (-0700)

perhaps stating which obvious features make it NOT a cyanescens would be more useful to all.

By: Shroominator
2009-10-27 14:40:49 MST (-0700)

You’re all bafoons! I have a PhD in mycology and I did my thesis on the Psilocybe genus! That’s not P. cyanescens! It could never grow in MA—possibly southern NJ but never MA!

not totaly imposible
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-26 19:20:37 MST (-0700)

One would think that P. cubensis would not be found in San Diego Co. California but Augusts 12th 2003 sure enough there it was growing right on some co dung in San Diego California. So it is quite possible that P. cyanescens could be found n Massachusetts.. After all there was a time that P cyanescens wasn’t on the west coast. I think as more people get interested in mushrooms you will find new ones comming up in unlikely places.

By: Shroominator
2009-10-26 17:45:32 MST (-0700)

There’s no way cyanescens would grow in Massachusetts! Impossible! You have no idea what you are talking about!!