Cap: 1 to 4-6 diameter, obtusely conic to hemispheric, then
convex to broadly convex, sometimes with an umbo and not hygrophanous.
At first yellowish to off-white.
Gills: Subcurrent at first buff than dark purple-brown with a
Stem: 4-12 x 0.2-1 cm. At first enlarged at pelius and enlarged
at the base ion mature specimens. Smooth, dry, white and always curved.
Hollow, easily staining blue-green when touched, particularly at the
base of stem.
Spores: (10) 12-15 x (7) 8.5-9.4µ.
Sporeprint: Deep Violet.
Habitat: Scattered in fertilized rich manured soil in pastures
but not directly on manure.
Distribution: Known only from the type locality. A 2nd collection
was gathered a few years later mor than 250 km west of Natal.
Dosage: Currently unknown. Reported to be the same as that for Psilocybe cubensis
Comment: Material studied came from Natal, South Africa at 1500
meters altitude at O'Neil's cottage between Volksrust and Bristol. Gartz
introduced this new species to the world at the 1994 Gathering of the
Minds Symposium at Chapman University in Orange County, Los Angeles,