Pluteus cyanopus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pluteaceae
Genus: Pluteus
Species:
P. cyanopus
Binomial name
Pluteus cyanopus
Quél. (1883)
Synonyms[1]
  • Pluteus chrysophaeus var. cyanopus (Quél.) Quél. (1888)
  • Pluteus metrodii Malençon & Bertault (1970)

Pluteus cyanopus is a species of agaric fungus in the family Pluteaceae. Found in Africa, Europe, and North America, its fruit bodies contain the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and psilocin.[2] The species was first described scientifically by French mycologist Lucien Quélet in 1883.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pluteus cyanopus Quél. :391, 1883". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  2. ^ Guzmán G, Allen JW, Gartz J (1998). "A worldwide geographical distribution of the neurotropic fungi, an analysis and discussion" (PDF). Annali del Museo Civico di Rovereto. 14: 198–280.
  3. ^ Quélet L. (1883). "Quelques especes critiques ou nouvelles de la Flore Mycologique de France". Compte Rendu de l'Association Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (in French). 11: 387–412.