Collection location: Tell and Emma’s Farm, Montpelier, Mississippi, USA [Click for map]
Found in north Mississippi scattered in a mossy area, mixed woods where there are cattle, but not growing from dung and only found in this one mossy area.
Cap 1-1.5 cm wide. Translucent striate with a low broad umbo.
Stipe 5 cm long. No annulus nor evidence of one.
Lamellae 4 seried. Decurrent.
Cheilocystida present and abundant. Mostly cylindrical with one end tapering to a point.
Some hyphae septate.
Spores ellipsoid to somewhat diamond shaped with a germ pore on one end.
Odor not distinct. Taste not recorded.
No chemical tests performed.
“Infrageneric relationships in Deconica
Two clades, I and II, within Deconica are recovered. Clade I includes
groups E, F, and G, whereas clade II harbors two coprophilous
species (Fig. 4).
Clade E, or “chrysocystidiatae,” contains D. neorhombispora =
Psilocybe subbrunneocystidiata, which was described as bluing in
sect. Brunneocystidiatae (Silva et al. 2007), and three undetermined
species, each annotated as Deconica sp. (Fig. 2d). Species in this
clade produce small basidiomata with convex and often umbonate
pilei, small basidiospores up to 7 m long, with or without
angles, and chrysocystidia (Figs. 2j–2o). Species in this group fruit
on rotten wood or soil in the tropics.
Clade F includes D. horizontalis and D. aff. horizontalis, both in
sect. Melanotus in the sense of Noordeloos (2011). Both species produce
basidiomata with a reduced stipe, or no stipe at all, and the
basidiospores are small and thin-walled. Clade G contains
D. montana (Fig. 2b), D. inquilina, and two undetermined species
(Figs. 2c, 2g–2h). The members of this clade fruit on sticks, leaves,
or mosses and are known from temperate areas. They are characterized
by small basidiomata, thin- to slightly thick-walled basidiospores
up to 10 m long with or without angles, and absence of
pleurocystidia but presence of lageniform cheilocystidia. Clades
E, F, and G form a moderately well-supported group with a sister
relationship to D. xeroderma.
Clade II is composed of two species, D. argentina and D.coprophila
(Fig. 2a), both in sect. Coprophilae sensu Guzmán (1983, 1995) or
sect. Merdariae sensu Singer (1986). They are characterized by hexagonal,
thick-walled (more than 1 m thick) basidiospores that are
12–14 m long. This group represents a natural assembly of
coprophilous species that grow in disturbed tropical and subtropical
habitats. This clade is the sister group of all other species of
Phylogenetic inference and trait evolution of the psychedelic
mushroom genus Psilocybe sensu lato (Agaricales)
Virginia Ramírez-Cruz, Gastón Guzmán, Alma Rosa Villalobos-Arámbula, Aarón Rodríguez, P. Brandon Matheny, Marisol Sánchez-García,
and Laura Guzmán-Dávalos
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