Psilocybe fagicola Magic Mushrooms
Psilocybe fagicola: Background
Psilocybe fagicola: Habitat
Psilocybe fagicola magic mushrooms were discovered in 1959 in a beech forest in Hidalgo, Mexico. It is restricted to the Fagus forests of Mexico from where it gets its name. This species can be found growing solitary or in small groups on humus rich in leaves, or sometimes between mosses, from July to late August.
Psilocybe fagicola: Taxonomy/Naming
Psilocybe fagicola: Physical Description
Cap is conic/convex and becomes bell-shaped with a distinct central bump (umbo). The colour is dark-reddish or chocolate brown and fades to brownish yellow or grayish green with age. Bruises blue when handled and may remain bluish-black
Reach the stem but do not attach, or do so in a hooked manner. Gray to reddish-brown, sometimes spotted, with white edges.
The stem is cylindrical, hollow, flexible, and reddish brown, though paler towards the apex. White mycelial chords are present at the base.