Research Paper

Dung-associated, Potentially Hallucinogenic Mushrooms from Taiwan

Yen-Wen Wang and Shean-Shong Tzean

Published on: 15 December 2015

Page: 160 - 168

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2015.60.160

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2015 vol.60 no.4 pp.160-168

Abstract

To identify potentially hallucinogenic mushrooms, dung-associated mushrooms collected from Qingtiangang, Yangmingshan National Park were subjected to a detailed morphological investigation and phylogentic analysis. The investigation identified four taxa: a recorded species (Panaeolus antillarum); a new combination (Conocybe nitrophila); and two new species (Psilocybe angulospora, Protostropharia ovalispora). Morphological and molecular characteristics of the collected mushrooms were compared with allied fungal taxa.

Keyword: Coprophilous, Hallucinogenic, Protostropharia, Panaeolus, Psilocybe, Conocybe, Fungal diversity, Taxonomy.