Observation 28096: Psilocybe graveolens Peck

When: 2009-11-11

Collection location: New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dishez

Specimen available

This mushroom matches Peck’s description quite closely. Observable blue/green bruising has been limited to one specimen. Also note the salt deposits forming on the margin of the cap…these deposits become more dense as the mushrooms dry. They grow in a remarkable habitat to say the least!

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:42 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Marsh habitat in New Jersey’ to ‘Marsh habitat, New Jersey, USA’

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This specimen was growing from loam directly submerged in water. notice the olive coloration and salt deposits.
A habitat shot of the specimen depicted above.
This morphology is typical for specimens found on reed clumps protruding at least one foot above water level.

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Recognized by sight: Appearance matches Pecks description. Tan-orange tones on cap, stem becoming violetaceous, olive green tones on some specimens (namely those in direct contact with water), purple/brown spores free gills.
Used references: Based on Pecks monograph, the habitat, season, and odor (which is definitely persistent and remarkable)are all correct.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-25 04:54:43 CST (-0500)

are there deposited collections of this species anywhere?

Created: 2009-11-11 17:01:53 CST (-0500)
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