When: 2008-06-14

Collection location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Juke Adro collection, microscopy by Workman

Unknown Psilocybe species, seems to be in the Section Aztecorum due to spore and cheilocystidia shape.
Basidia hard to find, only one observed
Pleurocystidia abundant, sometimes very long
Spores, some malformed, most mango shaped in side view
(9.6)10-14.5 microns
Mean 12.55


Copyright © 2008 Workman
Copyright © 2008 Juke Adro
Copyright © 2008 Juke Adro
Copyright © 2008 Juke Adro

Proposed Names

-6% (2)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Based on microscopic features: Cheilocystidia shape, pleurocystidia shape, spore shape is a little off but close enough
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: If not subaeruginosa, then section Cyanescens (now sect. Semilanceatae)

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Maybe Psilocybe tasmaniana
By: Workman
2008-10-19 15:24:47 PDT (-0700)

I may be putting too much weight on the “mango” spore shape. The cheilocystidia shape closely resemples that of P. tasmaniana which has subellipsoid spores. Measurement of the cystidia is needed. The specimen likely doesn’t belong in Section Aztecorum.