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Psilocybe chuxiongensis Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe chuxiongensis: Background

Psilocybe chuxiongensis magic mushrooms were discovered in August 2009 on Zixi Mountain, China, and first described to science in 2014. This species has been found to be closely related to Psilocybe cubensis, and grouped in a clade sister with Psilocybe allenii and Psilocybe cyanescens. This was done with a molecular phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences.

Psilocybe chuxiongensis: Habitat

Psilocybe chuxiongensis magic mushrooms can be found in subtropical China during the summer and early autumn growing solitary to gregariously in grasslands with the presence of cow dung.

Psilocybe chuxiongensis: Taxonomy/Naming



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Psilocybe chuxiongensis: Physical Description


When young, the cap is conic with an incurved margin, becoming hempispheric to hemispheric-convex. Colour is dark yellowish-brown, usually darker towards the center and paler towards the edges.


Gills are broadly attached to the stem to attached in a hooked formation (sinuate). When young, they are yellowish white and waxy and upon sporulation become pale greyish-yellow with purple-brown mottles and finally dark brown.

Spore Print

Dark purplish-brown


Dark purplish-brown


The stem is cylindrical, hollow, and fragile, though slightly flexible. White and bruises blue with age or handling. Lacking an annulus.

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