Gymnopilus luteoviridis is a widely distributed mushroom of the Eastern United States that contains the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin.Gymnopilus Luteoviridis For Sale
Cap is moderately thick and convex, becoming nearly flat with age. Bright yellow with clustered pale scales towards the edge.
Gills are narrowly to broadly fused with the stem, and cream to dark yellow, becoming rusty brown with maturity.
Small slender steams that are yellowish in colour and stain green with bruising. Sometimes a faint fibery annulus is formed.
Gymnopilus luteoviridis is a member of the Gymnopilus junonius (also known as “Gymnopilus spectabilis“) species group. Like the other species in the group it grows on wood and has a medium sized or large cap, a partial veil that usually leaves a ring or ring zone on the stem, an orange to orange-brown spore print, and a bitter taste. Unlike the others, however, it is apparently limited to the hardwood forests of eastern North America, and features yellow colors as well as a slender stem.Gymnopilus luteoviridis For Sale
Ecology: Saprobic on the dead wood hardwoods (and perhaps on the wood of conifers); growing alone, gregariously, or in small clusters; summer and fall; widely distributed in eastern North America.
Cap: 2-10 cm; convex or nearly flat; dry; silky or finely hairy (occasionally with minute scales over the center); yellow to orange-yellow.
Gills: Broadly attached to the stem; close; yellow, becoming rusty with maturity.
Stem: 2-8 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; more or less equal, or club-shaped when young; not typically swollen in the middle at maturity; colored like the cap but developing rusty stains when handled or with age; finely hairy; usually with a fragile ring or ring zone near the apex.
Flesh: Pale yellow.
Odor and Taste: Taste usually bitter; odor not distinctive.
Spore Print: Rusty brown to orange-brown.
Chemical Reactions: KOH red on cap surface.
Microscopic Features: Spores 6-9 x 4.5-5.5 µ; warty; elliptical; dextrinoid. Pleurocystidia infrequent and inconspicuous. Cheilocystidia usually abundant; fusoid-ventricose, rostrate, capitate, or lecythiform. Caulocystidia absent.
The following Gymnopilus species may all generate Psilocybin, Psilocin, Cyanescin (Beaocystin), Nor-Cyanescin (Nor-Baeocystin), and other mind-altering chemicals. A new study is strongly recommended to chemically investigate these species using the very best methods and the most contemporary equipment possible