Gymnopilus braendlei
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Gymnopilus
G. braendlei
Binomial name
Gymnopilus braendlei
(Peck) Singer (1951)
  • Flammula braendlei Peck (1904)
Gymnopilus braendlei
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gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is adnexed or adnate
spore print is yellow-orange
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: psychoactive

Gymnopilus braendlei is a species of agaric fungus in the family Hymenogastraceae that contains the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin.[2] It was originally described by mycologist Charles Horton Peck as Flammula braendlei, from specimens found in the District of Columbia in 1902.


Distribution and habitat

Gymnopilus braendlei is found growing solitary or cespitose on tree stumps from June to November. It is widespread in the eastern U.S, and present in the western U.S.

See also


  1. ^ "Gymnopilus braendlei (Peck) Singer :561, 1951". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ Gastón Guzmán; John W. Allen; Jochen Gartz (1998). "A worldwide geographical distribution of the neurotropic fungi, an analysis and discussion" (PDF). Annali del Museo Civico di Rovereto (14): 189–280. (on Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto)