Psilocybe mescaleroensis Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe mescaleroensis Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe mescaleroensis: Background

Psilocybe mescaleroensis magic mushrooms were brought to scientific attention by Lee Walstad.

Psilocybe mescaleroensis: Habitat

Psilocybe mescaleroensis magic mushrooms grow scattered to gregariously on dead grasses in savannas near the pine woodlands of New Mexico, often near gopher holes, during the summer and fall.

Psilocybe mescaleroensis: Taxonomy/Naming



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Psilocybe mescaleroensis: Physical Description


Cap is convex with a broad central bump (umbo) and wavy edges. Brownish-yellow with an orangish center.


Gills are attached to the stem or reach it but do not attach, and are cream coloured when young, becoming chocolate brown with sporulation.

Spore Print

Dark chocolate brown


Dark chocolate brown


Stem is slender and may be slightly enlarged towards the cap. Base has white mycelial chords. White though may have orange patches, and bruises blue. Produces a fragile and membranous white annulus that may be dusted with spores.

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