Psilocybe atlantis is a rare psychedelic mushroom which contains psilocybin and psilocin as main active compounds. It is a close relative of Psilocybe mexicana and has been recorded only from Georgia. It has a pleasant taste and smell.
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
Psilocybe atlantis has been found in grassy lawns and vacant lots in Fulton County, Georgia.
- ↑ Guzmán G, Hanlin RT, White C. (2003). Another new bluing species of Psilocybe from Georgia, U.S.A. Mycotaxon 86: 179-183.
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