Psilocybe silvatica is a psilocybin mushroom in the section Semilanceatae of the genus Psilocybe. Psilocybin is the main active compound.

Psilocybe silvatica
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Psilocybe
P. silvatica
Binomial name
Psilocybe silvatica
(Peck) Singer & A.H.Sm. (1958)
  • Psathyra silvatica Peck (1889)
  • Pilosace silvaticus (Peck) Kuntze (1898)
  • Hypholoma silvaticum (Peck) A.H.Sm. (1941)

Taxonomy edit

The fungus was first described by American mycologist Charles Horton Peck in 1889 as Psathyra silvatica.[2] Rolf Singer and Alexander H. Smith transferred it to Psilocybe in 1958.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Psilocybe silvatica (Peck) Singer & A.H. Sm". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  2. ^ Peck CH. (1889). "Report of the Botanist (1888)". Annual Report on the New York State Museum of Natural History. 42: 101–44 (see p. 116).
  3. ^ Singer R, Smith AH (1958). "Taxonomic monograph of Psilocybe sect. Caerulescentes". Mycologia. 50: 262–303 (see p. 277). doi:10.2307/3756197. JSTOR 3756197.