When: 2017-10-27

Collection location: East Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jasper Jenkins (jasperjenkins)

No specimen available

Notes:
Based on location, substrate, visual appearance and potency, I ID’d them as P. cyanescens. But they were so strange morphologically compared to others I’ve found in the past, I suspected they might actually be some other Psilocybe.

I found these in a grassy field (former farm/pasture land) that has a thick layer of mixed-species wood chips beneath. The area was in full sun (which I think might account for the dry, leathery, more compact caps).

Images

Strong bluing apparent. Shapes of caps range widely from the “nipple” shape of P. semilanceata; to the flat, wavy caps of cyanescens; to the “bell” shape of P. allenii.
Several clusters growing interspersed with grass and clover and a thick (>6 in.) layer of wood chips beneath.

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Recognized by sight: The umbo in the center of the cap is rarely seen in P. allenii, but all of these have it. The stem is also a bit long and thin for P. allenii, though that could be caused by growing in grass.

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