Psilocybe baeocystis

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Psilocybe baeocystis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. baeocystis
Binomial name
Psilocybe baeocystis
Singer & A.H. Smith

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Psilocybe baeocystis
mycological characteristics:
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gills on hymenium
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cap is convex or conical

hymenium is adnate or sinuate

stipe has a cortina

spore print is black

ecology is saprophytic

edibility: psychoactive

Psilocybe baeocystis is a psilocybin mushroom of the Agaricales family, having psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds along with a relatively significant amount of baeocystin.

Habitat and formation

Psilocybe baeocystis is found growing on decaying conifer mulch, wood chips and substrates containing high amounts of lignin. It is common throughout the Pacific Northwest.


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