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Psilocybe pelliculosa
conifer Psilocybe
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Distribution: Confined to the Pacific Coast

Habitat: P. pelliculosa typically grows in groups among herbaceous plants in disturbed forest settings. It often can be found along trails or the edges of forest roads.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Psilocybe pelliculosa is considered to be weakly to moderately psychoactive.

Description:
Edibility:

Psilocybe pelliculosa is considered to be weakly to moderately psychoactive.

Identification Notes:

At first glance, Psilocybe pelliculosa could be mistaken for a relatively large mycena, galerina, or perhaps one of the slender hypholomas. However, the combination of purplish brown spores and habitat give it away as a psilocybe. The caps are fairly dark brown, viscid, and translucent-striate when moist but fade rapidly to opaque yellowish brown or buff as they dry. The stipe is long, slender, relatively pale colored and coated with a thin layer of fibrils. The veil is, at most, inconspicuous. Both cap and stipe bruise bluish or greenish, although usually not strongly.and

Accepted Name:
Psilocybe pelliculosa (A.H. Sm.) Singer & A.H. Sm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Psilocybe pelliculosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Psilocybe pelliculosa photos.

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