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Observation 468650: Psilocybe (Fr.) Kumm.

When: 2021-08-31

Collection location: Rotorua, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: El Le (mycelle)

Specimen available

Substrate: Dark potting mix of potted plant – Cordyline australis (cabbage tree)
Conditions: Indoors, room temperature
Bruising: Blue, mostly on the ring
Prints: Purple-brown
Specimen_Kept: Frbs
DNA: Not yet
Other: Rings every time. White flecks of veil at the cap margins, subviscid, sometimes deep blue in the caps as they grow. 4-6cm tall.


No visible mycelium in the substrate.
Whitish flecks at the margins
Stems look pink, covrered in long reddish brown fibrils

Proposed Names

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By: El Le (mycelle)
2022-01-18 17:00:55 PST (-0800)

They have a clean ITS 1/2 and partial LSU sequence 8-15 base pairs away from anything close to them in genbank and match nothing. So no, not tasmaniana.

I think they are tasmaniana unless you can prove otherwise via DNA
By: Overlord (RogerTheOverlord)
2021-12-14 06:26:49 PST (-0800)

I would call them Psilocybe tasmaniana.
Unless they have differing base pairs or any other kind of notable microscopic difference that separates species.
Like I said, if we are just IDing from sight, then I suggest these are mere tasmaniana

same thing as the may sequences
By: El Le (mycelle)
2021-10-06 15:50:37 PDT (-0700)

This is the same as and something more closely related to P. stuntzii and then P. angulospora. I still need to prove it. It was from a store, a lot of it has turned up this year and been called P. tasmaniana and I think that’s a misidentification, I think there are three things in our pot plants.

I didn’t think it would create a whole name with no review and I’ve no idea how to delete it. They’re both fine as Psilocybe species.