Psilocybe

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Psilocybe

(sī'lō-sī'bē),
A genus of mushrooms (family Agaricaceae) containing many species with psychotropic or hallucinogenic properties, including Psilocybe mexicana, of which the fruiting bodies are a source of the hallucinogen, psilocybin.

Psilocybe

Toxicology A genus of mushrooms that contains psilocybin, a hallucinogen Clinical 20–60 mushrooms may be ingested to obtain the desired hallucinogenic effect; small amounts of Psilocybe spp evoke euphoria, accompanied by dizziness, and weakness; larger amounts alter temporal and spatial perception, causing visual disturbances Management Supportive; effects are transient. See Poisonous mushrooms.

Psilocybe

genus of toxic mushrooms; contain an indole alkaloid which causes incoordination, tremor, stumbling, recumbency and hypersensitivity. Includes P. cubensis, P. semilanceata. Called also mad or magic mushrooms.
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Por Moshigane, de una experiencia real sin situacion a traves del Tao del Hongo Psilocybes.
Thus with this latter figure together with the other, it is possible to conclude that the ingestion of sacred mushrooms like psilocybes, is probably related to the cult of Quetzalcoatl.
This paper is based on an intensive bibliographic review, related to the descriptions of Psilocybe zapotecorum under several names, by Heim, Singer and Smith, and Guzman, among others, as well as on the ethnomycological information on this complex.
New concept of Psilocybe zapotecorum, its synonyms, distribution and traditions in Mesoamerica and South America (Figs.
Following the new status of the genus Psilocybe (Fr.
They described this piece as "mushroom ceremony" and "dancing Indians", respectively, around a long-stemmed mushroom effigy, which was suggested to be a Psilocybe by Furst (1974) or P.
Tetela, the place of this first Codex, is in the State of Morelos, and probably refers to the town Tetela del Volcan, which is along the southern slope of the Popocatepetl Volcano, from where Psilocybe angustipleurocystidiata Guzman was described (Guzman, 1983), now considered a synonym of P.
Psilocybe mairei in a prehistoric mural from Africa (Figs.
The name Psilocybe mairei is based on a fungus from Algeria described by Maire (1928) as Hypholoma cyanescens, that Malencon (1942) later redescribed from the same locality.
Guzman in 2005 studied the type of Psilocybe mairei, which he found after several searches through different herbaria.
Psilocybe duleris, number missing, Bainem, Algeria, February 29, 1926.
After a careful study of Maire's fungi from LRZA, it was possible to determine the first collection as the authentic material of Hypholoma cyanescens, now Psilocybe mairei, as it will be discussed below.