Chevalier and Gheerbrant have written that among certain Bantu-speaking peoples of the central Congo, the mushroom is viewed as a symbol of the human soul.
Cap: less than 23 mm across, with a convex shape and an incurved margin when young, expanding to broadly convex. Surface is smooth, often cracking with irregular fissures.
Cap: 1.5-3.5 (4) cm broad. Hemispherical to campanulate to convex at maturity. Margin initially tranlucent when moist. Incurved in young specimens.
Description: Tawny, broadly conical to flat cap with dark belt around margin, brown gills, and hairy reddish stalk.
Image retrieved from cbc.ca on August 6th.
Paul Stamets believes that mushrooms can save our lives, restore our ecosystems and transform other worlds.
Images retrieved from Fungus from the Amazon eats plastic – decomposition of plastic on January 5th, 2013.
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Cap: (5-) 10-15 (-30) mm diam, 5-15 (-20) mm high, globose or conic at first to campanulate, or convex. Margin sulcate-striate . Hygrophanous, orange-brown or ochraceo-olivaceous.
The history of the Psilocybe azurescens is very new and mysterious. This mushroom was only recently discovered: