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OfflineProbitas
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Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help
    #4314733 - 06/19/05 08:30 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Went out for a first hunt today and found these, just wondering if anyone can confirm them for me?

We found them in Eastern suburbs in Melbourne at a local park.

Growing out of barkchips surrounded by blade grass, they were about 2-3 cm diameter and about 6-10 cm long.

The spore print came up a dark purple colour, and the stems stained a dark blue.

Here's some pics, thanks.






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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Probitas]
    #4314802 - 06/19/05 08:54 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Gym's?


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: BabaOreilly]
    #4314822 - 06/19/05 08:59 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

gyms would bruise greenish and have a orangish spore sprint. definetly not gyms


Edited by therinds (06/19/05 08:59 PM)


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Probitas]
    #4314854 - 06/19/05 09:08 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

These are definetely purple spores, I didn't think I'd be able to tell a blue bruising or a purple spore print from black or brown, but its a really noticeable colour.


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Probitas]
    #4314914 - 06/19/05 09:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Those look like active Psilocybes to me. I see bluing and purple spores. To be safe you may want to wait for someone from Australia to confirm species.


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Probitas]
    #4314934 - 06/19/05 09:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Thats what I was hoping to hear :smile: I'll certainly wait but I believe they are a mix of Psilocybe australiana and Psilocybe subaeruginosa.


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: BabaOreilly]
    #4315180 - 06/19/05 11:04 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Dude Gyms are bright yellow or orange. Not even close.

Like shroomydan said, some kind of active Psilocybe. As far as species goes, we'd need some australian native to figure it out. Where's bluemeanie when you need him?


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Gumby]
    #4315501 - 06/20/05 12:45 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Defenitely P. Subaeruginosa. Trademark features that i'd associate with the species. Nice finds by the way.


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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Probitas]
    #4315577 - 06/20/05 01:13 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well, that's just awesome then. went back and got the rest of them today, don't worry the ones on the sheet nearest the camera aren't going to be eaten, we just wanted to get some spore prints to compare.



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Re: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs ID help [Re: Probitas]
    #4323950 - 06/22/05 09:56 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Very nice find Prob. I'm also in Melb, but am yet to discover any decent spots around the city..


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