When: 2017-10-30

Collection location: Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: eyeofsol

Specimen available

These mushrooms were growing from a bed of hardwood mulch that was several layers deep. The mycelium had spread through the layer of old, decomposing mulch. These mushrooms sprang up after a prolonged, heavy rain. The stems were approximately six centimeters long, and the caps 2 centimeters wide. They bruised blue-black, and had dark, brownish gills. Spore print was purple-brown. Mushrooms chopped and soaked in lemon juice produced incredibly strong psychedelic effects.


Proposed Names

-14% (2)
Recognized by sight: Psilocybe baeocystis
Based on chemical features: Mushrooms chopped & soaked in lemon juice for 30 minutes produced psychedelia
56% (3)
Recognized by sight: P. quebecensis is found in the east sometimes, while P. baeocystis is a western species.
57% (1)
Based on chemical features: DNA sequences of the holotype of Psilocybe quebecensis and my collection from Mexico match 100%: MF828582 vs MH858936

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