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Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps)
    #11269908 - 10/18/09 09:07 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Habitat: Found Growing in farmers field/pasture in wet grassy fields. Around Rivington Pike, England, West Pennines.

Dnt really have much more info for them but hoping the pictures will help someone to help me identify them as libery Caps....http://


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: Alexkid86]
    #11269939 - 10/18/09 09:33 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

no i don't believe they are


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: minerva]
    #11269985 - 10/18/09 09:54 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

nope not lookin active.i dont see any bluing.


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: minerva]
    #11270041 - 10/18/09 10:23 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

we'll have to wait for a TI but my best guess is Panaeolus sphinctrinus / Panaeolus papilionaceus (var. parvisporus?). not sure. have you taken a spore print?


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: minerva]
    #11271181 - 10/18/09 02:48 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Ok thanks, so if i eat them what will happen haha..


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: Alexkid86]
    #11271342 - 10/18/09 03:23 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I think those are Psilocybe semilanceata.  Not completely sure though, the pics aren't very clear.


The caps seem to be splitting properly.

And the blackening of the stems may be bluing.

It would help to know the spore print color.


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11271359 - 10/18/09 03:27 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

They look a lot like libs to me as well, however, the lack of a nipple makes me skeptic. Also, they've obviously been sitting in a plastic container for too long. It looks like they've been starting to rot.


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: Alexkid86]
    #11271369 - 10/18/09 03:30 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

That's a tough one. I would guess they are an inactive species, possibly Panaeolus. I'm not sure I've ever seen liberty caps with stipes like that.


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11271407 - 10/18/09 03:37 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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the lack of a nipple makes me skeptic.




yeah that's what made me question them too. i've seen a ton of lib lookalikes, but not many seem to have the lib nipple. i've seen libs without the characteristic nip, but that seems to be the exception and not the rule


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11271463 - 10/18/09 03:49 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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I think those are Psilocybe semilanceata.  Not completely sure though, the pics aren't very clear.




Nah, the stems look wrong to me.

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The caps seem to be splitting properly.



I grant you that. But sufficiently hydrated, many species may show this sort of splitting.

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And the blackening of the stems may be bluing.



Again, possibly, but it may also be just blackening because of age.

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It would help to know the spore print color.



True. Although I think it'll come out dark purple brown, which won't help too much. But I'm just guessing here.


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Re: Are these mushrooms magic (liberty Caps) [Re: koraks]
    #11271478 - 10/18/09 03:52 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

The stipes do not look libby at all, that's true.


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