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Species List: Champignons à Psilocybine Naturellement Présents En Français Guyane (1811)
When: 2021-09-25
Observations: 0


Psilocybin Fungi Naturally Occurring In French Guiana

French Guiana is a French-speaking nation in the northeast of South America. It has not been explored completely. French Guiana is governed by the provisions of the French constitution as a territorial collectivity of France and, as such, forms an integral part of the French Republic.

(To Be Developed).

The Genus Gymnopilus
French Guiana may eventually reveal multiple species in the genus Gymnopilus which produce Psilocybin. Gymnopilus species grow on wood (wood chip trails, fallen logs/branches, tree stumps, clear-cut debris, logging road wood debris, and at the bases of living trees). More photographs are needed to understand the current biodiversity emerging from this country. Please see:

The Genus Panaeolus
French Guiana may have more Panaeolus species waiting to be found in fertilized garden soils, fertilized lawns (especially newly laid lawns with sod), and in fields with animal dung. This includes cow-grazing fields, horse stables and horse racing courses, equestrian trails, and possibly other large animal localities – like sites known for elk, buffalo, sheep, and/or elephants. Please see:

Panaeolus cinctulus

Panaeolus cyanescens

The Genus Psilocybe
French Guiana may possess more species in the genus Psilocybe than what is listed below. This diverse genus exhibits species capable of growing from dung, wood, soil, and intermediate substrates. If you or someone you know locates a collection, please thoroughly photograph the species, dry it out completely, and save it (properly) for microscopy and DNA sequencing.

Psilocybe cubensis

Psilocybe subtropicalis

The Un-Knowns
(To Be Developed).
It is absolutely possible that other genera producing Psilocybin are naturally growing in this nation. Strong caution is advised due to potentially poisonous species in some of these genera. Please note that these (and related) collections are quite difficult to identify – even among confident experts: Panaeolopsis, Pholiotina, Oudemansiella, Inosperma, Mycena, Galerina, and Inocybe.

English Literature:

Question: Who can perform DNA sequencing in French Guiana for species in Gymnopilus, Panaeolus, Panaeolopsis, Pholiotina, Psilocybe, Pluteus, Oudemansiella, Conocybe, Inosperma, Mycena, Galerina, and Inocybe?

Note: Mushroom Observer needs more high definition photography for the species mentioned above. Please thoroughly capture all taxonomic characters with close-up photography. Please share this link with friends and colleagues.

Thank You!

Be cautious. Be prudent. Be wise. Be mindful.

This list contains no observations.


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