Psilocybe mescaleroensis
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Psilocybe
P. mescaleroensis
Binomial name
Psilocybe mescaleroensis
Guzmán, Walstad, E.Gándara & Ram.-Guill. (2007)
Psilocybe mescaleroensis
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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 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.


Distribution and habitat

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.

Psilocybe mescaleroensis underside