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