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Mushroom synonyms
    #837067 - 08/22/02 10:53 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

i was wondering what names people call mushrooms by...probably been a thread like this already so point me in the right direction if it has...if it hasn't, here's the few I know:

- shrooms
- mush
- mushies
- shroomies
- mushrooms

well, that's about it...not too much at all, I know...so what do ya got? I'm interested!

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    #837163 - 08/23/02 12:37 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)

*caps & Stems

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    #837308 - 08/23/02 04:46 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)


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Re: Mushroom synonyms [Re: susej]
    #837329 - 08/23/02 05:15 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)

Mushroom Names from Around the World.

Your most complete and up to date Name List.

Mushrooms are known by many names but the most commonly used names include: fungi, mushrooms, toadstools and/or elvestools.

Mushrooms which are used to bring about an alteration of consciousness are known both by ancient primitive peoples and by recreational users from around the world and include the following epithets.

The most common English language epithets used when referring to psilocybian mushrooms include the following:

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".

Other common names for magic mushrooms include: shroomies, mushies, psilos, boomers, zoomers, psilocybine mushrooms and/or psilocybian mushrooms.

Peter Stafford noted that the epithet "magic mushroom" was invented and first brought to the attention of the public by a Life magazine editor who inserted this term against the wishes of R. Gordon Wasson, into the title of Wasson' Life Magazine feature contribution. R. Gordon Wasson 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 English epithets given to magic mushrooms by those who consume them for ludible purposes are listed below in table 1.


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

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).

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

Copelandia spp. (blue meanies, cone heads, gold caps, dimple tops, witch's tits).

Table II:

Mesoamerican Epithets:

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.

The term teonan?catl refers to any magic mushroom in use today but is not used by the Indians of Mesoamerica. Only by Western civilization. Other Spanish and Indian names include:

hongo (mushroom).
hongos {mushrooms).
hoguitos (mushrooms).
Ni?o (boys).
Ni?os del agua (children of the water).
hongo adormece (xoporific mushroom
derrumbe (landslide mushroom).
los senores (the lords).
Keesho (Mazatec name).
San Isidro (patron saint of the fields).
San Isidro (patron saint of acriculture).
pajarito/parijaritos (littlebird/littlebirds).
cositas (little things).
chamaquillos (little boys).
peque?os que brotan (little ones that spring forth).
angelito/angelitos (little saint/little saints).
de-niz? (Mazatec for little bird).
mujercitas (little women).

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:

Other World Names for Entheogenic Fungi Species

nui-ni-tevoro (devils parasol).

maitake (dancing mushroom).
waraitake (laughing mushroom).
o-waraitake (big laughing mushroom).
odoritake (jumping mushroom).
shibiretake (numbing mushroom).
waraitake modoki.

hsiao chun (laughter mushroom).
hsiao:ho (laughter).

sorgin zorrotz (witch's thread).


narrenschwaner (foolish mushroom).

schw?mmerln gegessen (mad mushrooms).

bolond gomba (fool's mushroom).

zalen? huby (mad mushroom).
szmer (szalec-foolish).

Central Africa: (Banzu people): losulu.

Ivory Coast: (Mao people): tamu. (mushroom of knowledge).

Zaire: (Eala people): abanda.

faleaitu (ghost house or comedy).
pulouaitu (ghost hat).
ta-epoui (cow-dung).

jamur tahi sapi (magic mushrroms).
legelain (dizziness).

hed keequai (mushroom which appears after water buffalo deficates).
hed kee wua (mushroom which appears after cow shits.

New Guinea:
koull tourroum, koobltourrum.

suntiama for Psilocybe cubensis..

parajitos (little birds).


Hope this helps you out


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Re: Mushroom synonyms [Re: mjshroomer]
    #837357 - 08/23/02 05:33 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)

That about sums it up!

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    #837810 - 08/23/02 09:55 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)

I like to call them
"Bangers and mash"

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"What you feel, it might not be"

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Re: Mushroom synonyms [Re: Ripple]
    #838893 - 08/23/02 07:37 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

my favourite is always 'flying saucers' for azures


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Re: Mushroom synonyms [Re: susej]
    #838911 - 08/23/02 07:46 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

I think the caps look like pancakes so sometimes I call em that....

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Re: Mushroom synonyms [Re: susej]
    #840228 - 08/24/02 11:08 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)


Once I was lost, But now I just don't know where the hell I am. :cool:

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