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    #28835699 - 07/02/24 06:30 PM (22 days, 49 minutes ago)

Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa
July 2, 2024 - Phys.org

     

Two new species of psychoactive mushrooms in the genus Psilocybe have been described from southern Africa, bringing the list to six known species indigenous to Africa. Psilocybe species are among the most well-known and well-studied species of psychoactive mushrooms in the world, with around 140 described species.

In a paper published in the journal Mycologia this week, researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and citizen mycologists describe the two new species as Psilocybe ingeli and Psilocybe maluti.

Psilocybe ingeli was first found in 2023 growing in pastureland in KwaZulu-Natal by Talan Moult, a self-taught citizen mycologist. Psilocybe maluti was first found on a Free State small holding in 2021 by Daniella Mulder, who sent photos of the mushrooms for identification to Andrew Killian, one of South Africa's leading citizen mycologists, based in Somerset West.

In both instances, the unusual-looking specimens were sent to Breyten van der Merwe for DNA sequencing and analysis in the lab of Prof. Karin Jacobs in SU's Department of Microbiology. Van der Merwe, now a postgraduate student in chemical engineering at SU, is a trained mycologist and first author of the paper.

The paper also contains information on the traditional use of P. maluti by Basotho traditional healers from the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. According to the researchers, this appears to be the only recorded first-hand report of hallucinogenic mushrooms being used traditionally in Africa.

Cullen Taylor Clark, a citizen mycologist and co-author, worked with Mamosebetsi Sethathi, a Mosotho traditional healer, to document the use of P. maluti (locally known as koae-ea-lekhoaba) in traditional healing practices. This forms part of a larger effort, led by Clark, to document the use of mushrooms by indigenous groups in southern Africa.

Van der Merwe says there are very likely more southern African species in this genus, and that more citizen scientists need to become involved: "These two species were sent to me by citizen scientists. It would be impossible for a single researcher to cover a fraction of an area these mushroom enthusiasts have access to. This is the only way we will be able to further studies in African mycology."

Prof. Jacobs echoes this sentiment, remarking, "There are only a handful of mycologists in Africa documenting local biodiversity. Considering the vast mycological diversity on the continent, it is a daunting task. Collaborating with citizen mycologists is therefore hugely beneficial. In addition to more material, collaboration also opens avenues for conversation and exploration, which can lead to documenting mycophilia (the love of mushrooms) on the African continent."

More information: B. van der Merwe, A. Rockefeller, A. Kilianc, C. Clarkd, M. Sethathie, T. Moultf, and K. Jacobs, A description of two novel Psilocybe species from southern Africa and some notes on African traditional hallucinogenic mushroom use, Mycologia (2024). DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2024.2363137

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: veggie]
    #28835946 - 07/02/24 10:30 PM (21 days, 20 hours ago)



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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: curenado]
    #28836057 - 07/03/24 01:36 AM (21 days, 17 hours ago)

Encore ! 🔥

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: bling] * 12
    #28836367 - 07/03/24 09:27 AM (21 days, 9 hours ago)

I'm germinating ingeli soon, been a bit lazy with it.

These are all South African.



:hotdamn:

Big thanks to zifozonke for these.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 3
    #28836394 - 07/03/24 09:48 AM (21 days, 9 hours ago)

That's awesome, DERRAYLD. Good luck with the grow!

The Psilocybe maluti, shown growing on cow manure, looks very unique and interesting. It may be hard to get a regular spore print from those, maybe a swab. But I'm guessing they might be as easy as a cube to grow, as it also growns directly from dung.

Hmm, I wonder how strong these two new mushrooms are.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: veggie] * 4
    #28836402 - 07/03/24 09:56 AM (21 days, 9 hours ago)

Apparently the Ingeli is currently the strongest Psilocybe tested to date.

The Maluti is definitely incrediy unique looking, well worth the grow for sure.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 1
    #28836415 - 07/03/24 10:19 AM (21 days, 9 hours ago)

"Apparently the Ingeli is currently the strongest Psilocybe tested to date."

Wow, that's amazing. Looking forward to the growlog and the trip report too.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: veggie] * 15
    #28836416 - 07/03/24 10:21 AM (21 days, 8 hours ago)

I hope it's okay for me to post this but it's cultivated Ingeli


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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #28836420 - 07/03/24 10:25 AM (21 days, 8 hours ago)

They are beauties! :super:

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: veggie] * 1
    #28836644 - 07/03/24 01:46 PM (21 days, 5 hours ago)

Friggin Awesome. 🤘☮️🤘. Natalensis was incredibly interesting for me. Can't wait to see these spread around.


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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DreamStoneLFOD]
    #28839582 - 07/06/24 05:06 AM (18 days, 14 hours ago)

looks beautiful
I'm curious about the temperature at which they grow


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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 1
    #28840751 - 07/06/24 11:02 PM (17 days, 20 hours ago)

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I'm germinating ingeli soon, been a bit lazy with it.




Wow that's cool, I didn't know that anyone outside of SA has it.  Should fruit like subtropicalis since it's in sect. Zapotecorum.

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The Psilocybe maluti, shown growing on cow manure, looks very unique and interesting. It may be hard to get a regular spore print from those, maybe a swab. But I'm guessing they might be as easy as a cube to grow, as it also growns directly from dung.





Initial attempts to fruit P. maluti were unsuccessful, should be possible though.  It also probably can be crossed with cubensis and natalensis.

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Apparently the Ingeli is currently the strongest Psilocybe tested to date.





Whoa cool, how strong was it?

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 2
    #28841420 - 07/07/24 02:21 PM (17 days, 4 hours ago)

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DERRAYLD said:
I'm germinating ingeli soon, been a bit lazy with it.

These are all South African.



:hotdamn:

Big thanks to zifozonke for these.




I'm not saying get a move on it, but....get a move on it! :lol:

Only playing, of course. I'm glad that you have some in your possession, I know they aren't wasted in your hands.

The Shroomery needs some ingeli! I hope I'm still frequenting this place once they start getting passed around 'round here haha.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: Alan Rockefeller] * 4
    #28842040 - 07/08/24 01:08 AM (16 days, 18 hours ago)

I'm from South Africa Alan, that's why I have these prints thankfully.

We're working to get them out internationally,  it's just a pain but I am working on it.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 3
    #28842072 - 07/08/24 03:14 AM (16 days, 16 hours ago)

Very cool! That P. Mulati in the dung pic bottom left has a Phrygian Cap. I love it when new species are found and thinking about how many more are out there undiscovered!

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: veggie]
    #28842088 - 07/08/24 04:21 AM (16 days, 14 hours ago)

This is an exciting discovery! I wonder who the first to cultivate Ps. maluti will be and how easy it’ll be to grow. Very exciting though, glad to be able to say I’m here at the start of the discovery of these species ahah


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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 2
    #28842130 - 07/08/24 05:59 AM (16 days, 13 hours ago)

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We're working to get them out internationally,  it's just a pain but I am working on it.



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Initial attempts to fruit P. maluti were unsuccessful, should be possible though.  It also probably can be crossed with cubensis and natalensis.



That is interesting. Perhaps that would produce a hybrid that more readily sporulates.

I find the section in your paper regarding traditional use quite interesting, about the local Basotho healers using P. maluti to 'foresee the future' when mixed with Boophone disticha, a hallucinogenic plant used as a hunting poison. Info that has been passed down for generations.

I'm familiar with the Tassili 'Bee headed shaman' cave painting from 8,000 years ago. It is fun to think that maybe it was the P. Mulati being used all those years ago.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: veggie] * 2
    #28842149 - 07/08/24 06:28 AM (16 days, 12 hours ago)

That Boophone disticha addition intrigued me as well because I'd never heard of it before the article.

We focus a lot of our knowledge on Aztec or more international esoteric history but South Africa obvious also has a very deep heritage and a history of plant based medicine.

I know Amanita is also widely used and datura and brugmansia have been used extensively as well.

We're just scratching the surface here, hell the Knysna forest elephant hasn't been spotted for centuries, I think at best a blurry photo through trees yet they have conclusive evidence the hurd still roams the forest.

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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: DERRAYLD] * 2
    #28845348 - 07/10/24 03:43 PM (14 days, 3 hours ago)

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I'm from South Africa Alan, that's why I have these prints thankfully.

We're working to get them out internationally,  it's just a pain but I am working on it.




So cool to hear that there's a new strain and not only that, but one of you guys has the prints. I can't wait to see the fruits. Make sure you make plenty of spore prints so that you can pass this on!
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Re: Two new species of Psilocybe mushrooms discovered in southern Africa [Re: Learyfan] * 1
    #28845373 - 07/10/24 04:12 PM (14 days, 3 hours ago)

Maluti looks very unique. Nothing like any other psilocybe I’ve ever seen. I wonder what it would look like when cultivated, and who will be the one to do it.

Also, I wonder who the first to trip on them will be!


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