Psilocybe Cubensis Variation: Purple Mystic
Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils
Cap: 45-125mm in diameter, hemispheric to convex expanding to broadly convex to nearly plane with age. Dark red maturing to golden brown. Surface viscid with apparent gelatinous layer when very wet, soon smooth from drying. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon disappear. Flesh white soon bruises bluish green.
Stem: 90-150+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base. Yellowish reflective sheen, bruising bluish, hollow. Partial veil membranous leaving a persistent membranous annulus that is well dusted with purplish brown spores even before tearing away from the cap.
Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish-purple coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.
Spores: Dark purple-brown, subellipsoid, 10-12 by 8 micrometres on 4-spored basidia
Formerly misrepresented as Psilocybe azurescens.
Purple mystic originates from a wild print collected in Plant City Florida. This spore print was originally collected by "Blackd0ve420" a Shroomery member in 2008.
"Blackd0ve420" was responsible for spreading this variant around the community.
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