Psilocybe quebecensis Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe quebecensis Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe quebecensis: Background

Psilocybe quebecensis: Habitat

Psilocybe quebecensis magic mushrooms are the most northern known psilocybin mushroom, hailing from Quebec and especially common in the Jacques-Cartier River Valley. This species has also been reported in Cape Breton and Michigan. It grows during late summer to late October solitary to gregariously, rarely in turfs, on the rotting wood of of alder, birch, fir and spruce particularly in the outwashes of streams.

Psilocybe quebecensis: Taxonomy/Naming



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Psilocybe quebecensis: Physical Description


Cap is originally convex, becoming slightly bell-shaped to more or less plane when mature. Brownish to straw coloured and easily bruises blue/green.


Gills are attached to the stem and thin, though moderately broad to swollen in the middle. Colour is grayish yellow with green tones, becoming dark brown with white edges at sporulation.

Spore Print

Dark purple-brown


Dark purple-brown


The stem is slightly bulbous, brittle, tough, and fibrous. The base has white mycelial chords, which is yellowish or brownish. Dries to be whitish and easily bruises blue. A partial veil soon disappears with no annulus present.

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