Gymnopilus validipes
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Gymnopilus
G. validipes
Binomial name
Gymnopilus validipes

Cortinarius validipes Gymnopolis magna

Gymnopilus validipes
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Gills on hymenium
Cap is convex
Hymenium is adnexed or adnate
Stipe has a ring
Spore print is yellow-orange
Ecology is saprotrophic
Edibility is psychoactive

Gymnopilus validipes is a mushroom in the family Hymenogastraceae. It is widely distributed in North America and Europe.


Gymnopilus validipes contains the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin, the latter at a concentration of around 0.12%.[1]

Habitat and formation

Gymnopilus validipes is found growing gregarious (in groups) to cespitose (in dense clumps) on tree stumps, hardwood logs and debris, widespread in the United States, common from the Great Lakes and eastward.

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