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Buy LIBERTY CAPS online , This species contains the compound psilocybin. Because this substance, which occurs in Magic Mushrooms and some related fungi, occasionally causes alarming symptoms including vomiting, stomach pains and anxiety attacks, Liberty Caps are probably best treated with caution (some people even decide to treat them as poisonous).
This species was first described in 1838 by the great Swedish mycologist Elias Magnus Fries, who named it Agaricus semilanceatus.
(Most of the gilled mushrooms were included initially in the genus Agaricus!) In 1871 German mycologist Paul Kummer transferred this species to the genus Psilocybe, renaming it Psilocybe semilanceata.
The etymology of this name is based on physical features: the generic name Psilocybe means ‘smooth head’, while semilanceata means ‘half spear-shaped’.
Musty odour. Do not taste Psilocybe semilanceata because it is hallucinogenic, and some people have required hospital treatment after eating this species.
Habitat & Ecological role
This poisonous saprobic grassland mushroom is most often found on upland pastures, notably on hill slopes. Although sometimes seen on lawns and in lowland meadows it does not grow on dung.
These so-called Magic Mushrooms can be found in Britain and Ireland throughout summer and autumn.