Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Psilocybe Semilanceata


Psilocybe Semilanceata
 Today I was looking through tufts of grass While walking on the banks of the local mountain I came across what I thought I would never find in Tasmania, Psilocybe Semilanceata AKA the Liberty Cap, I felt very lucky to have found this mushroom. When I got back I made a sighting report on Mushroom Observer. http://mushroomobserver.org/45419?q=2FyC

 As you can see the mushroom takes its name from an actual cap, the Phrygian cap, also known as the liberty cap, which it resembles.
Blue bruising on stem of Psilocybe Semilanceata
Also, some of the specimens had blue bruising which I am told is very uncommon for the Liberty cap.
These are some of my favourite finds this year!

25 comments:

  1. A mycology blog! Sweet, this is something I've been wanting to get into for some time now.

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  2. Hm..I actually had no idea they were named after or resembled a hat until now.

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  3. This is really inspiring; it seems like such a wonderful hobby. I'm genuinely interested in trying to spot and identify different mushrooms and fungi now.

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  4. So that's what those hats resemble. Always wondered that. Dude your blog makes me hungry. Very Hungry. Good stuff :)

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  5. Awesome find. The images really do emphasise the similarity. :o

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  6. i love it when plants are named after, like this one, a hat or anything like that :D
    way more visual

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  7. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  8. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  9. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  10. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  11. well, that's cute!

    supportin <3

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  12. Edible? With or without psychoactive effects?

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  13. An interesting mushroom , cool.

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  15. Nice find man! Plan on taking any prints? I also gotta ask have you had any formal training in mycology or is this just a hobby you happen to be very learned in?

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  16. Interesting how it looks like a hat, nice find.

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  17. Never knew that before, you learn something every day

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  18. Did you happen to have any extracurricular fun with those Liberty Caps? :P

    Back to regular readership, bro. Love this blog. Mycology is a hobby of mine.

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  19. Found a cople of these myself a few weeks ago, can't find them anymore though. I'd go again but the weather is too cold and besides scuatting in the wet grass at 6 in the morning and not finding anything for hours can be very frustrateing. I'd say just eat them, they look okay to me, aslo I've heard that shrooms often have blue bruising.

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  20. A friend of mine had quite a few of these.

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