Cactu sent at least a half dozen collections to Guzman, all were "lost in the mail."
So maybe Gartz is telling the truth on that one.
Guzman had informed me a year or more ago that he had recevied specimens from Cactu that were of mixed collections. How many I cannot say.
Any mail to guzman at the Instituto de Ecologia he receives.
I have sent him hundreds of specimens from Europe, Austrailia, South and Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Bali and he received every package I sent him. So I do still believe Gartz did not send those specimens. AS I noted, he has some serious problems with his University over his study of the mushrooms. And as I noted he is paranoid and I have letters to prove that but cannot post them online. He told me he is too close to retirement and in no way wants to lose his pension. And he also asked me to tell people to stop sending him mushroom samples because customs has complained. I have never asked anyone to ever send him specimens but he gets mail sometimes from people who read his posted article abstracts of his papers and send specimens to him from the address listed on his paper.
Again another odd mistake by Paul Stamets in "Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World" on page 140 is "Psilocybe samuiensis Guzman, Allen and Merlin."
The actual identification is "Guzman, Bandala and Allen."
And as noted there are many others. None of us are perfect.
Adding to the confusion of the P. cyanofibrillosa and the cyanofriscosa is this species that has been microscopically identified years ago by both Jeremy Bigwood and Dr. Michael Beug at Evergreen State in Washington as P. cyanofibrilosa.
Both me and @cro of the Shroomery have picked this species which is different than the two mentioned above. Its stem is solid thick and study and is so much the size and firmnest of P. cyanescens yet the cap is similar to a cube at times in its shape and the stem blues, and breaks into one piece and the hollow stem of the Psilocybe is not noticible due to the thickness of the stem. I have several photos of these mushrooms so then that leaves me realizing that Stamets photos in both his book and Arora's are as Alan says, cyanofriscosa. So if this mushroom below is not the cyanofriscosa?
Then what is it?
Currently I am working on an Amanita from Asia which is about to have some chemical analysis conducted. IT is close to the var. known previously as var. formosa. At least Macroscopically and will appear in Vol. 9 of my journal, the actual last work which has been dormant for the past 3 1/2 years along with a short article, over 140 pages. Thai villagers and those in Malaysia who know this mushroom do not know of any past use in divinations or ceremonial usages amongst its people. I have some really beautiful photographs from a colleague I met in Hua Hin, Thailand in 2001 at a conference I lectured at who also has worked with my colleague in Bangkok.
Anyway, have a nice day.
Edited by MrChen, 30 September 2010 - 04:32 PM.