Observation 45554: Psilocybe weraroa Borovicka, Oborník & Noordel.

When: 2010-05-18

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

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hullo Michael!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-10-07 07:53:28 PDT (-0700)

continuing our conversation … so, it appears as tho the true Psilocybe of NZ (as opposed to the bright blue Clavogaster virescens) is not really blue, at least at the onset, but this one is ever so pale blue.

Are they mostly tan colored, with only some blue?

I hope to make my very own field collections soon, but for now, I am dependent upon generous and ace field collectors like yourself!

I know
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-08-28 16:05:35 PDT (-0700)

that at least three collections went into the New Zealand Fungal Herbarium (PDD) last year from the NZ fungus foray.
this was one of them… http://mushroomobserver.org/21011?q=1Xb1

Ask for help…
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2010-08-28 15:51:39 PDT (-0700)

Hi Jan,
The fungi season is over for this year if you still wish to have some next season then email me in early May. Or you could contact Landcare Research.

Ask for help…
By: Jan Borovicka (bore)
2010-08-26 14:54:58 PDT (-0700)

Dear friends, my name is Jan and I am the author of the name above : ) I have a question – I need some material of P. weraroa to get some additional molecular data. Do you think there is any chance to get some dried specimens suitable for DNA extraction? Please, let me know… Many thanks!


Jan Borovicka, Ph.D.
Prague, Czech Republic

P. weraroa
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2010-07-19 08:59:34 PDT (-0700)


I don’t think its necessary to employ the term nomen novum in the title here.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-19 08:15:14 PDT (-0700)


these mushrooms are so cool!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-07-19 08:13:21 PDT (-0700)

next time, slice one in half, please!

P. weraroa
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-07-19 06:45:51 PDT (-0700)

Where did you get that name?

Psilocybe weraroa
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2010-07-19 01:01:01 PDT (-0700)

Hi Daniel,
These are relatively common although not in any grate numbers found on well rotten wood or course leaf litter. Oddly I came across 4 of these growing from the ground but assumed there was buried wood.

Do you find these often?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-05-20 20:10:23 PDT (-0700)

I’ve heard of them, but never seen data on frequency. Aren’t they supposed to be near hot springs, too?

Nice photography
By: tripsis
2010-05-18 00:06:51 PDT (-0700)

That first photo is excellent.

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