Monday, October 4, 2010

Psilocybe Subaeruginosa

Psilocybe Subaeruginosa
These were some of my first find this year of Psilocybe Subaeruginosa, they were found at ~1000m elevation. Intertwined with eucalypt leaf litter and twigs, very mossy and lots of morning dew on a south facing bank meaning the soil stays damp from the lack of sun. These are one of my favourite looking mushrooms because of the deep coloured caramel cap.
Studies of comparative morphology, isozyme analysis and mating compatibility approaches have showed that P. australiana, P. eucalypta and P. tasmania are synonyms of this species.
Although  P. australiana, P. eucalypta and P. tasmania have subtle physical differences, they are mostly the same mushroom with similar alkaloid content.




12 comments:

  1. Sooo...does this make them unsafe to eat? Lol

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  2. Nice. I love mushroom picking, it's so relaxing.

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  3. i guess youre on the southern hemisphere? cause of south side and no sun...
    looks really nice though!

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  4. I always wondered about the different kinds of mushrooms that just grow everywhere. It would be great to become an expert one day and start collecting the rare ones. Some of the more tasty mushrooms can go for some serious money, like truffles and such.

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  5. Yes mango, Tasmania is the little island below Australia :)

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  6. haha gotta love that mushroom soup mangster :P

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  7. Really interesting post. Do you pick the mushrooms you find, just a sample, or do you leave them?

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  8. Hello there,
    The how to thread was deleted, email me at rhymeswithsyphilis AT gmail DOT com if you'd like to stay in touch with some of us.
    Cheers : )
    (feel free to delete this comment)

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  9. Hi there, this is an awesome picture :) How can you tell that they're not Galerina Marginata?

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