(NEW- Psilocybe in China)
Well this is a first. Three photos I am posting here from Yunnan Province in China. This is a report of a poisoning in two young adults who consumed small portions of Psilocybe samuiensis in Yunnan (Hunan) Province, approximately 280 km Northeast of Changrai, Thailand and more than 1400 km north of Koh Samui Island in the Gulf of Thailand. The young adults were treated in an emergency room and later released with no problems. The incident was reported and an academic paper on several different cases of local mushroom poisoning was reported.
Three pictures photographed by my colleague Zhang-Ping from Yunnan (Hunan) Province China.
One photograph of Psilocybe samuiensis Guzman, Bandala and Allen.
Two photographs of Psilocybe cubensis Earle [Sing.]
Two photographs of a newly discovered species, Psilocybe chuxiongensis. This species also is now known of from Yunnan (Hunan) Province in southern China.
It somewhat resembles Psilocybe cubensis but the cap is much smaller in diameter and is convex. It grows a taller slimmer stipe. And it has no veil remnants. (2 photos).
Sorry I was not able to add the author of the new species in the bottom two photographs because the PDF file that I have is in Chinese.
Also for other information, Psilocybe baeocystis is also in China. Very strange because it is only known of in the PNW from Bandon, Oregon to British Columbia. The species was named, Psilocybe baeocystis Singer and A. H. Sm. emend, Guzman. They named and did the original taxonomy and Guzman emended it their work so the speciesalso bares his name as well as P baeocystis.