Psilocybe stuntzii

Psilocybe stuntzii Guzmán & J. Ott

Psilocybe pugetensis

Macroscopic feat.:
  • Cap/Pileus: 1.5-5 cm broad. Obtusely conic, expanding to convex-umbonate or flat with age. Margin is striate and translucent when moist. Hygrophanous. Dark chestnut brown while lighter towards the center. Olive-greenish at times, fading to a pale yellowish brown or pale yellow. Viscid when moist from a gelatinous pellicle.
  • Gills/Lamellae: Adnate to adnexed, close to sub distant and moderately broad.
  • Stem/Stipe: 30 to 60 mm long x 2-4 mm thick. Enlarged at base. Remnants of a veil remain and are usually bluish from natural injury when the cap opens. With a whitish pith. Staining blue to blue-green where injured.

Microscopic feat.:
  • Basidio/Spores: 9-12 x 55-8.3 x 5-7.7 µ. Sporeprint dark purplish grayish brown.

Habitat: Growing gregarious to subcespitose clusters and clumps in conifer wood chips and bark mulch (alder wood), in soils rich in woody debris, and in new lawns of freshly laid sod.

Distribution: From North of San Francisco to Eugene, Oregon to British Columbia. This species is common in lawns and grassy areas such as parks, fields, or any newly mulched garden area throughout the western region of the Pacific Northwest.

Season: From late July through September in lawns and grassy areas and from late September through December in mulched garden beds. This species sometimes occurs all year long depending on warmer el nino weather conditions in the PNW.

Dosage: 20 to 30 fresh specimens, 1/3 fresh ounce or 1-3 dried grams.

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