Psilocybe makarorae Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe makarorae Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe makarorae: Background

Psilocybe makarorae magic mushrooms were first described in 1981 by Pierre Margot and Scottish mycologist Roy Watling using a specimen collected in 1969 by New Zealand mycologist Grace Marie Taylor. However, it was officially described in 1995 by mycologists Peter R. Johnston and Peter K. Buchanan, who Paul Stamets claims work with law-enforcement to assist in prosecuting those who collect psychoactive mushrooms.

Psilocybe makarorae: Habitat

Psilocybe makarorae magic mushrooms are named for their originally discovered location near the Makarora River in New Zealand. They are only known to New Zealand, where they grow scattered or in groups on the rotting wood of southern beeches often near lakes and picnic grounds.

Psilocybe makarorae: Taxonomy/Naming



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Psilocybe makarorae: Physical Description


Cap is conic to bell-shaped when young and expands to become convex with a distinct central bump (umbo). The colour is Its colour is yellow-brown to orange-brown, often paler towards the edge


Gills reach the stem but do not attach and are pale greyish-brown.

Spore Print

Dark purple-brown


Dark purple-brown


Stem is cylindrical with silky fibrils. The base is usually brownish with white mycelial chords and forms a cobweb-like partial veil that never forms a complete ring.

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