Psilocybe muliercula Magic Mushrooms
Psilocybe muliercula: Background
Psilocybe muliercula magic mushrooms were first described by botanist Roger Heim and mycologist Rolf Singer based on dried specimens purchased from Matlatzinca Indians in the marketplace of Tenango del Valle. In 1958 Roger Heim described this fungus as Psilocybe wassonii, but without any Latin designation, thus Rolf Singer and Alexander Hanchett Smith described it in the same year as Psilocybe muliercula (little women). After several expeditions, Mexican mycologist Gaston Guzman located it 10 km from Tenango del Valle in an Abies forest. COnsidered to be potent.
Psilocybe muliercula: Habitat
Psilocybe muliercula magic mushrooms grow in turfs or gregariously in muddy and swampy soils on the walls of ravines in fir and pine woodlands from August through September in the state of Mexico.
Psilocybe muliercula: Taxonomy/Naming
Psilocybe muliercula: Physical Description
Cap is conic to bell-shaped, and expands from convex to nearly planar with maturity often with a central bump (umbo). Reddish brown to vinaceous brown with edges often tinged bluish green.
Gills reach the stem but do not attach or do so in a hooked manner. They are closely spaced and pale-pinkish brown, becoming dark chocolate brown with spore maturity
Stem is cylindrical becoming slightly enlarged towards the cap. Pale pinkish-white in colour, becoming blue when injured. Forms a partial veil that soon disappears though leaves behind fine fibrils.