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    #1273258 - 02/03/03 08:42 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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    #1273296 - 02/03/03 08:55 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Psilocybe cyanescens: cyans, wavy caps

Ps. azurescens: azures, flying saucers (never heard that one, but it's in PMOTW :smile: )

Ps. stuntzii: blue ringers

Ps. baeocystis: baeos, knobby tops (also from PMOTW)


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    #1275384 - 02/03/03 06:56 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

amanitas are commonly called toadstools
im sure you know that, im just reminding

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    #1275412 - 02/03/03 07:05 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Lawn mowers Mushroom - Psathyrella foenisecii
Blue foot Psilocybe - Psilocybe caerulipes
Scaly stalked psilocybe - Psilocybe squamosa
Meadow mushroom - Agaricus campestris
Horse mushroom - Agaricus arvensis
Shaggy parasol - Lepotia rachodes
Honey mushroom - Armillariella mellea
Big laughing Gym - Gymnopilus spectabilis
Fried chicken mushroom - Lyophyllum decastes
Corps finder - Hebeloma syriense

(all taken from Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms)

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    #1275428 - 02/03/03 07:09 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Hrre is a whole booklet I wrote of the mushroom epithets used around the world and the modern Mazatec and other tribal names, worlwide native names and contemporary sub-culture epithets used by those in a ludible manner.


There is also here somewhere a short list of those names and at Lycaeum and I think maybe at erowid.

But go ahead. you can always add to my work.

Here are a few names from around the world followed by the common nicknames used by people in our field of endeavor.


Excerpt from "Ancient Shamanic Mushroom Names of Mesoamerica and Other Regions of the World, By John W. Allen, 1998.

The most popular and sought after variety of the more than 2 dozen species of sacred mushrooms used in traditional healing and curing ceremonies in Oaxaca, M?xico is Psilocybe mexicana Heim. It is the preferred species among Mazatec shamans, curanderos, sabias, and healers (male and female). The Chinantecs prefer Psilocybe hoogshagenii (Rubel et Krejci 1976) and the Mixes prefer three different species (Psilocybe cordispora, Psilocybe hoogshagenii, and Psilocybe mexicana).

In villages in and around the ancient ruins of Palenque, Psilocybe cubensis is employed ceremoniously by some shamans and healers. There it is referred to locally as the "San Isidro" mushroom (named after the patron saint of agriculture). Because Psilocybe cubensis and/or P. subcubensis are associated with manure, many local shamanic healers (including the late Mar?a Sabina) do not use these latter two mentioned species and consider them to be inferior.

Entheogenic mushroom use also occurs outside of Mesoamerica. Published research and recreational users of psilocybian fungi have also provided history with many endearing epithets used to describe the many various species of local entheogenic mushrooms; including some ancient traditional terms. Some of the epithets listed below have only recently been known of during the last thirty to forty years while the Chinese and Japanese epithets were recorded more than two millennia ago. These include mushrooms known of in the following countries:

Fiji: nui-ni-tevoro (devils parasol). (Wasson, 1959).
Japan: maitake (dancing mushroom).
waraitake (laughing mushroom).
o-waraitake (big laughing mushroom).
odoritake (jumping mushroom).
shibiretake (numbing mushroom).
waraitake modoki (?). (Sanford, 1972; Wasson, 1959; Emboden, 1979).
China: hsiao chun (laughter mushroom).
hsiao:ho (laughter). (Emboden, 1979; Wasson, 1959).
Spain: sorgin zorrotz (witch's thread). (Gartz, 1995).
Germany: narrenschwaner (foolish mushroom). (Wasson, 1959; Gartz, 1993).
Austria: schw?mmerln gegessen (mad mush- rooms). (Wasson, 1959).
Hungary: bolond gomba (fool's mushroom). (Wasson, 1959).
Slovakia: _alen? huby (mad mushroom).
szmer (szalec-foolish). (Wasson, 1959).
Central Africa, (Banzu people): losulu.
Ivory Coast, (Mao people): tamu. (mush-
room of knowledge).
Zaire, (Eala people): abanda (see Samorini, 1992, 1995; Ott, 1993).
Samoa: faleaitu (ghost house or comedy).
pulouaitu (ghost hat).
ta-epoui (cow-dung). (Cox, 1981).
Bali: jamur tahi sapi (magic mushrroms).
legelain (dizziness). (Thong et al., 1993; Krippner, Pers. Comm. to JWA,1993).

Thailand: hed keequai (mushroom which appears after water buffalo deficates). (Allen and Merlin, 1992; Unsigned, 1990, 1991).

New Guinea: koull tourroum, koobltourrum. (Guzm?n, 1983).
Honduras: suntiama for Psilocybe cubensis. (Guzm?n, 1983).

In America, as elsewhere throughout the world, entheogenic mushrooms are used ludibly by certain members of society as a tool of recreation and by some as a means of religious enlightment. Among such users the entheogenic mushrooms are commonly referred to as "magic mushrooms" and/or "shrooms" (Ott, 1976, 1978, 1993; Singer, 1978).

Stafford (1982 [1992]) noted that the epithet "magic mushroom" was invented and first brought to the attention of the public by a Life magazine editor (see Wasson, 1957) who inserted this term against the wishes of R. Gordon Wasson, into the title of Wasson' Life Magazine feature contribution. Wasson (1980) had never appreciated the implication and insertion of the word "magic" and had indicated that he preferred the word "wondrous, and deplored the now popular and widespread use of the word "magic" and held reservations about its use.

Popular names given to magic mushrooms by those who consume them for ludible purposes are listed in table 3.


Psilocybe cubensis (gold caps, golden tops, cubes, purple rings).

Psilocybe semilanceata (liberty caps, liberty bells, pixie caps, blue legs).

Psilocybe stuntzii (blue ringers, Washington blue veils, Stuntzii's blue legs).

Psilocybe pelliculosa (elves caps, elves stools, woodland caps).

Psilocybe cyanescens (red saucers, wavy caps).

Psilocybe baeocystis (blue bells, blue fuckers).
Panaeolus subbalteatus (red caps, subs).

Copelandia spp. (blue meanies, cone heads, gold caps, dimple tops, witch's tits), (Allen, 1982, 1997; Gartz, 1995; Lincoff and Mitchell, 1977; Stevens & Gee, 1977; Menzer, 1978; Stamets, 1978; Lincoff, 1983; Pollock, 1974; Ott, 1993; Weil, 1977, 1980).

In regards to the suspected use and entheogenicity of Panaeolus spp., especially Panaeolus campanulatus var. sphrinctrinus, a species Shultes first suggested to be the teonan?catl mushroom which Sahag?n recorded as being used by Aztec priests and their followers prior to, during, and after the conquest, Guzm?n (pers. commun., 8-31-94) still maintains that this species is not used by Mexican Indians (Schultes, 1939, 1940; Sahag?n, 1956. See Ethnomycological Journals Sacred Mushroom Stuidies Volume VII by John W. Allen for more data on the Panaeolus).




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    #1280171 - 02/05/03 04:24 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

sensational :grin: 

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    #1289180 - 02/07/03 04:40 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

A couple of pairs that share a nickname:
pinkies; Agaricus capestris, gill color and Armillaria mellea, some immature mushrooms are pink.
sponge; morels, appearence and grifola frondosa, I'm guessing feel, but the young ones sort of look like sponges
A lot of mushrooms are spongy I'm suprised more aren't called sponge mushrooms and maybe they are. The guy who called A. capestris pinkies only collected them and G. frondosa. The guy who called A. mellea pinkies only collected them with his uncle when he was a kid, so this a guess on my part that the mushroom he was discribing was a honey mushroom. He and his uncle collected them in the fall on stumps. I've also heard honey mushrooms called stumpies.

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    #1289208 - 02/07/03 04:53 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I've heard Ps. cubensis called: purple skirts, golden tops/caps, cow shit mushrooms, golden teachers... there's a bunch. I'll have to ask some college friends down south and get back to you on that one.
People pronounce Ps. weilii differently too. I used to call them "wily-ee" but most people I know call them "wily-eye" or some just say "wilys"

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