Psilocybe subaeruginascens
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Psilocybe
P. subaeruginascens
Binomial name
Psilocybe subaeruginascens
Psilocybe subaeruginascens
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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: psychoactive

Psilocybe subaeruginascens is a psychedelic mushroom which has psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. This mushroom is closely related to Psilocybe subfimetaria and Psilocybe stuntzii.


Distribution and habitat

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Psilocybe subaeruginascens grows in gregariously and in cespitose clusters in wood chips, piles of leaves, and woody debris in urban areas and along trails and roads in deciduous forests and gardens. It is occasionally found in dung. It is found from April to July in southern Japan and subtropical Java and in Kwazulu-Natal South Africa where it occurs in February and March. A similar species, Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata has been reported from the Bay Area of California.[1]

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