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Psilocybe subaeruginascens Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybe subaeruginascens: Background

Psilocybe subaeruginascens: Habitat

Psilocybe subaeruginascens magic mushrooms grow gregariously and in clusters on the wood chips, piles of leaves, woody debris, and occasionally on the dung of urban areas and along trails/roads in deciduous forests and gardens. It is found from April to July in southern Japan and subtropical Java, and February and March in South Africa.

Psilocybe subaeruginascens: Taxonomy/Naming



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Psilocybe subaeruginascens: Physical Description


Cap is conic to convex, often with a broad central bump. Colour is tan brown, bruises blue.


Gills are crowded, slightly mottled, and cream-coloured when young becoming violet-brown with sporulation. Fixture to the stem is broad, reaches it but does not attach, or attaches in a slightly sloping manner (subdecurrent

Spore Print

Dark purple-brown


Dark purple-brown


Stem is white to gray and may be slightly enlarged near the base. It has a well-developed partial veil which leaves a membranous annulus.

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