Psilocybe atlantis is a rare psychedelic mushroom that contains psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. It is a close relative of Psilocybe mexicana and has been recorded only from Georgia.[1] It has a pleasant taste and smell.

Psilocybe atlantis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Psilocybe
P. atlantis
Binomial name
Psilocybe atlantis
Guzmán, Hanlin & C.White (2003)
Range of Psilocybe atlantis
Psilocybe atlantis
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Gills on hymenium
Cap is conical or convex
Hymenium is adnate
Stipe is bare
Spore print is purple-brown
Ecology is saprotrophic
Edibility is psychoactive

While naturally rare it is often cultivated for its psychedelic properties.

Description edit

The cap is 2.5–4 cm in diameter, conic to convex, and smooth to slightly striate, sometimes with a small umbo. The cap surface is pale brown to reddish brown in color, hygrophanous, and bruises blue where damaged.
Its gills are subadnate, thin, and brown.
The stipe is 5 cm by .3 cm. It has an equal structure and is brownish with small brown scales, especially towards the base. The stipe also bruises blue where damaged.
Psilocybe atlantis spores are 9 x 6 x 5.5 μm with a broad germ pore.

Distribution and habitat edit

Psilocybe atlantis has been found in grassy lawns and vacant lots in Fulton County, Georgia.

The original find was made in Fulton County Georgia, growing in a patch of moss beside a 5 year old home whose lot bordered a wooded area within 50 meters of a tributary of the Chattahoochee river.

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References edit

  1. ^ Guzmán, G.; Hanlin, R. T.; White, C. (2003). "Another new bluing species of Psilocybe from Georgia, U.S.A.". Mycotaxon. 86: 179–183.