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Species List: Psilocybin Fungi Growing Naturally In Rwanda (1967)
When: 2021-11-11
Observations: 0

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Psilocybin Fungi Growing Naturally In Rwanda

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This Kinyarwanda-speaking nation borders Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In October, the country sees a short period of rain showers. A longer rainy season occurs during the months of March to May. This nation may be better suited for physically strong tourists in peak health who have years of international travel experience.

The Genus Gymnopilus
This locality 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). Extra (advanced) caution should be applied when studying this genus due to similar looking species in the poisonous genera Galerina and Cortinarius, as well as species in the genera Tricholomopsis and Pholiota. More photography and studies are needed to better understand the current mycodiversity emerging from this country. Please see: https://mushroomobserver.org/...

The Genus Panaeolus
This locality may have more Panaeolus species waiting to be found in fertilized garden soils, fertilized lawns (especially newly laid lawns with sod), newly developed neighborhoods, 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: https://mushroomobserver.org/...

The Genus Inocybe
Extra (advanced) caution is properly advised when treating species in the poisonous genus Inocybe. These species may be found in sandy soils, woodland soils, calcareous soils, clay soils in alluvial plains, dunes, and underneath the following trees: Populus, Salix, Fagus, Picea, Carpinus, and Quercus.

The Genus Pholiotina
Extra (advanced) caution is properly advised when treating species in the poisonous genus Pholiotina. These species are sapotrophic on soil, litter, humus, dung, and small pieces of wood, solitary or gregarious, usually on sub-neutral to basic substrates rich in nutrients. Widespread, with worldwide distribution.

The Genus Conocybe
Extra (advanced) caution is properly advised when treating species in the poisonous genus Conocybe. These species tend to grow in lawns and woodchip landscapes in residential areas and school campuses. Habitats also include soil, litter, humus, dung, small pieces of decaying wood, and rarely on living wood. Identification can be tricky and may even require microscopy. Please always thoroughly photograph each collection.

The Genus Pluteus
The genus Pluteus requires more amplified attention by mycologists in this locality. It is possible that more Psilocybin-producing species are currently growing on fallen branches, decaying logs, tree stumps, tree bases, logging roads, and on clear-cut debris in the forests. Excellent photography is now needed throughout this locality. Please also see: https://mushroomobserver.org/...

The Genus Psilocybe
This locality may possess more species in the genus Psilocybe than what’s listed below. This diverse genus exhibits species capable of growing from wood, soil, dung, and intermediate substrates (including habitats with additional substrata like herbaceous stems, humus, mosses, clay, and diverse refuse materials). They are particularly common in “beauty bark,” hardwood chip trails, clay-rich soils, mulch, and upon cow dung. If you or someone you know locates a collection, please thoroughly photograph the species for Mushroom Observer, then dry it out completely, and save it (properly) for microscopy and DNA sequencing. To learn more in English about this genus, please see Psilocybin Mushrooms Of The World by Mycologist Paul Stamets.

The Un-Knowns (To Be Developed)
It is absolutely possible that other genera producing Psilocybin are naturally growing in this locality. 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, Conocybe, Oudemansiella, Inosperma, Mycena, Galerina, and Inocybe.

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English Literature:
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Question: Who can perform DNA sequencing, chemosystematics, and digital microscopy in this locality for collections of 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 genera or 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 (prudent). Be wise. Be mindful. Be clean. Let’s be kind, too.

Would you like to learn how to perform DNA sequencing?
https://wiki.counterculturelabs.org/wiki/DNA_sequencing
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Interested in microscopy & photography?
https://images.mushroomobserver.org/microscopy.pdf

Note: Any corrections (or updates), eloquently advised, are welcome! Cheers!

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