POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Psathyrella foenisecii commonly known as Panaeolus foenisecii is a similar and very common lawn mushroom that fruits in the summer and is frequently eaten by children. In many, but not all regions of the country, it reportedly produces hallucinations in some of the youngsters who consume it. However, I have never found even a trace of psilocybin or psilocin in P. foenisecii and suspect that Panaeolus subbalteatus or other known hallucinogenic Panaeolus mushrooms may be the cause. Some are very highly similar in appearance to Panaeolus foenisecii.
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