When: 2021-05-11

Collection location: Rowland Heights, Los Angeles Co., California, USA [Click for map]

(coordinates hidden from public) 180m

Who: Enrique Rodriguez (Kique_Hikes)

No specimen available

Little league fields again. Some of these are very similar to readily-bruising specimens I encountered here last fall. One of these developed a very faint blue on the cap during the spore print process but I’m not sure it’ll show up well in the photograph. Two or three of these had very faint blue at the very base of the stem. One didn’t produce a spore print, one other produced a spore print that seemed more of a very dark brown rather than black.

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight
62% (3)
Recognized by sight: Black spore lawn pan in CA is likely a unidentified weakly active psilocybin species
-16% (2)
Recognized by sight: any brown or dark brown spored in the bunch are Pan foe’s

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Fun now.
By: Enrique Rodriguez (Kique_Hikes)
2021-05-13 19:34:31 CDT (-0400)

Interesting about your pan cyan find, very cool to be the first. The first observation I uploaded, I was excited over the possibility that I may have stumbled upon some pan cyans at a park that I’ve been visiting practically all my life. I picked a mushroom expecting to be disappointed like usual and the stem turned blue in seconds! Uploaded it and initially it did get voted up as cyans but months later Alan suggested Bisporus as being more likely. Unfortunately they were long gone by the time Alan saw the upload and contacted me about getting samples to him. Maybe I’ll encounter them again so I can send him some to get a better idea of what they were/are. I don’t have any microscopy equipment either … I don’t even have a dehydrator yet lol.

Pans are fun to find
By: Jed (Jed79SC )
2021-05-13 18:28:18 CDT (-0400)

I’m still waiting for them to pop up here in SC. I haven’t seen anything yet, hopefully in June they will start. I’m still new to hunting but I found some pan cyans here last November, Alan sent me a cool message saying I was the first to report pan cyans in South Carolina, I thought that was pretty cool, this year I’m going to collect some specimens and send them in for sequencing or whatnot. I love this hobby but still don’t own a microscope lol, those mushrooms you found are really cool, pans are my fav looking mushroom, cheers

Oh yeah,
2021-05-13 13:50:31 CDT (-0400)

thanks for the reminder, I remember that observation maybe these are Pan. bisporus too? If you have a dehydrator it might be worth saving a few in case Alan is interested in sequencing them. There is still a lot of mystery around active lawn pans.

By: Enrique Rodriguez (Kique_Hikes)
2021-05-12 20:56:33 CDT (-0400)

I don’t believe I’ve ever found one with any blue that dropped a brown print. Some of the readily blue-bruising specimens I collected from these fields in Fall 2020 dropped prints that I would characterize as “graphite” rather than black but close enough to black. The blue on these recent specimens is very faint and doesn’t photograph well. Some of the Fall 2020 specimens would develop very noticeable blue bruising mostly along the bottom half of the stems but occasionally a blue to blue-green dot would form right in the center of the cap. They reminded me of the specimens from my very first upload which you initially suggested could be Pan. Cyanescens – months later Alan suggested Pan. Bisporus for that observation but those specimens were long gone by the time he contacted me for samples to verify.

saw your
2021-05-12 20:26:00 CDT (-0400)

notes after I proposed names. Cool finds I cant really see the blue in the pics but believe any of them with black spores are active species.

Did you see any bluing on the brown spore mushrooms?