Psilocybe meridionalis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Psilocybe
P. meridionalis
Binomial name
Psilocybe meridionalis
Guzmán, Ram.-Guill. & Guzm.-Dáv.
Psilocybe meridionalis
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Gills on hymenium
Cap is conical or convex
Hymenium is adnate or adnexed
Stipe is bare
Spore print is purple-brown
Ecology is saprotrophic
Edibility is psychoactive

Psilocybe meridionalis is a psychedelic mushroom which has psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. This mushroom is closely related to Psilocybe stuntzii but can be distinguished by its smaller spores and the presence of pleurocystidia. This is the only species of Psilocybe from section Stuntzii which has been found in Mexico. It is known only from the type location in Neverias, Sierra de Cacoma, Jalisco, Mexico.

Distribution and habitat

Found in Oak and Pine subtropical forests in the western mountains of Jalisco, Mexico. The holotype was collected at 2,200 meters elevation.