Observation 84476: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.

When: 2011-11-20

Collection location: Stockton, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Magnanimous

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Found, identified and reported to me by fellow mycologist C. A. Harris. I agree with his assertion that this is in fact P. Cyanescens. Growing on woodchips, in an irrigated bed, under and around a bush at the bottom of a slope less than 2 feet from a steel storm drain. I suspect the design of the bed and nearby drain assured that all nearby irrigation water ran over the mycelial mat allowing the mycelium to survive the hot, dry and toxic Stockton Summer. hygrophanous, blueing, very rhizomorphic and tenacious, distinct undulating cap margin.

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comment to Alan Rockefeller
By: Magnanimous
2011-12-11 12:05:05 CST (-0500)

I know they were planted nearby, but not by tahoe:) ( and not by me) the amazing thing is that the mycelia survived long enough to fruit in this hostile environment.

C.A. Harris
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-12-11 07:20:37 CST (-0500)

I was just hanging out with C.A. Harris a couple hours ago at the MAPS psychedelic conference. Stockton is kind of far east for cyanescens, I wonder if they were planted by tahoe.

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