Observation 64950: Psilocybe (Fr.) Kumm.

When: 2011-03-30

Collection location: Cartersville, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

Specimen available

Small bluing mushrooms, found on extremely decomposed wood.

Gills: Sub-distant, tan/orange/brown color but they were old when I found them. Bruising blue on the edges.

Stem: One specimen bruising blue/greenish, the other was surrounded by so much wood debris that when I nabbed it I ruined it.

Cap: Minute in size, straw colored.


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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2011-04-01 23:28:31 CDT (-0400)

Yes there were Fagus grandifolia around the riverbank.

I have been searching for interesting fungi around riverbanks (blue staining Mycena sp., Morchella sp., Gymnopilus sp., and others) and have been seeing very interesting things.

I forgot to mention, these were found last year. I had posted them on another fungi site but nobody knew what they were. If I remember correctly I found them in either May-July, it was not to warm out but humid.

I was rummaging through my herbarium in the “unidentified section” and found these.

By: vjp
2011-04-01 23:13:10 CDT (-0400)

Were there a lot of beech trees nearby? Birch?

Older cap
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2011-04-01 22:03:13 CDT (-0400)

Yes the older cap was covered with purple brown spores, I took a piece of tissue and lightly moistened it then dabbed it on the cap to see the color.

Psilocybe probably
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-03-31 23:37:40 CDT (-0400)

It looks like the one is covered in purple-brown spores, so probably a psilocybe.