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The weather has been inconsistent, making me second guess what these could be. A week of rain made them appear....

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hmmm.  not much bluing, and those gills look mighty pale...  jury's out for me...

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On 21/09/2018 at 2:41 PM, karode13 said:

Psilocybe cubensis.

  

 

Nooo not cubensis!

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Not Cubensis. Gills are wrong (not dark), no nipple on top, no bluing - whats the color of the spore print?

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There is some definite bluing that I can see near the stem in those pics.
I'm curious to know if a spore print was taken too. They look interesting.

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I see Blue brusing, an annulus with purple spore deposits and the gills fit P. cubensis.

 

The pins are consistent with P. cubensis.

The gills are mature but not overly so where the spores have built up.


I stand by my id.

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Well I know the question was "what's the consensus?" and that has been "not cubensis", but I'm gonna go against the grain /with karode here & say that they are. I spy with my little eye:

*Gills that are pale because they've dropped all their spores

*Faint remnants of veil (on the stem) with dark purple spores

*Blue staining (streaks on stems)

 

I've seen all these features before, they're well within normal range for cubes (so not even talking weird local mutations or anything) - especially for mature specimens that have caught some heavy rain.

 

But if you're still not convinced, I'm sure I can find a home for them! 

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Bit wierd, but I would definitely say they could be cubes. A fellow forager and I regularly come across the elusive 'albino cube'; one's that have all of the regular characteristics, but have all white gills, as if they are sterile or something, at least without any visible spore release or store of spores. Looks like there is a veil remnant there, but I will admit the bluing is very slight, and in my experience cube bluing tends more to a blue/green than an ink blue like pans. I thought subs when I saw the first pinning pic though to be fair, but the full mushrooms don't look like them... 

 

+ 1 for cubes, but I reckon a spore print and more blue/green staining would be the tipper!

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Heavy purple print from these, and were 100% active. Maybe an albino as the print surprised me given the insipid gills.

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It's definitely a cubensis mushroom. I have no doubts about this.

 

It's possibly Leucistic.

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