Guzmán, Walstad, E.Gándara & Ram.-Guill. (2007)
|gills on hymenium|
|cap is conical or convex|
|hymenium is adnate or adnexed|
|stipe is bare|
|spore print is purple-brown|
|ecology is saprotrophic|
Psilocybe mescaleroensis is a psychedelic mushroom which has psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. This mushroom is closely related to Psilocybe hopii and Psilocybe cyanescens. It was brought to scientific attention by Lee Walstad.
Grows scattered to gregariously on dead grasses, in grasslands and savanna near ponderosa pine woodlands, often near gopher holes. Found in the summer and fall in Lincoln County, NM. So far it has only been collected in or near the type locality.