Psilocybe caerulipes Magic Mushrooms
Psilocybe caerulipes: Background
Psilocybe caerulipes magic mushrooms, formerly known as Agaricus caerulipes, are rare despite a wide distribution. The name caerulipes come froms the Latin words caerulea (blue) and pes (foot).
Psilocybe caerulipes: Habitat
Psilocybe caerulipes magic mushrooms can be found growing solitary or in turfs in deciduous forests on wood debris, plant matter, or decaying hardwood logs such as birch, beech, and maple during late May to December. They are native to eastern North America from Nova Scotia to North Carolina and as far west as Michigan. This species has also been reported in the states of Hidalgo and Veracruz in Mexico. Here, it can be found in cloud forests on beech trees.
Psilocybe caerulipes: Taxonomy/Naming
Psilocybe caerulipes: Physical Description
Cap is conic to convex with an incurved edge when young, becoming broadly convex or flat with a slight central bump (umbo) with age. Cinnamon brown to dingy brown, often with an overall green tinge.
The gills are spaced closely to quite crowded, narrow, and range from broadly attached to the stem to slightly hooked to the stem. Light brown becoming a rusty cinnamon colour with sporulation.
Stem is cylindrical, gradually becoming slightly thicker towards the base, and tough. Solid at first but becomes hollow and produces a fleeting and fibery annular zone. White, becoming brown towards the base with age, and bruises blue.