Psilocybe meridionalis

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Psilocybe meridionalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Psilocybe
Species: P. meridionalis
Binomial name
Psilocybe meridionalis
Guzmán, Ram.-Guill. & Guzm.-Dáv.
Psilocybe meridionalis
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium

cap is conical

or convex

hymenium is adnate

or adnexed
stipe is bare
spore print is purple-brown
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: psychoactive

Psilocybe meridionalis is a psychedelic mushroom which has psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. This mushroom is closely related to Psilocybe stuntzii but can be distinguished by its smaller spores and the presence of pleurocystidia. This is the only species of Psilocybe from section Stuntzii which has been found in Mexico. It is known only from the mountains of western Jalisco, Mexico.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Found in Oak and Pine subtropical forests in the western mountains of Jalisco, Mexico.

References[edit]

  • Guzmán, Gastón, Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Florencia Ramírez-Guillén & María del Refugio Sánchez-Jácome 2008: A new bluing species of Psilocybe – the first record of section Stuntzii for Mexico. - Mycotaxon 103: 27-31. 2008.