Psilocybe Semilanceata


Psilocybe, the genus name, means ‘smooth head’ – a reference to the silkily moth, scaleless surface of caps of these grassland mushrooms. The specific epithet semilanceata comes from semi- meaning ‘half and -lanceata which means ‘spear-shaped’. Some of these little mushrooms do indeed look like spears, although many have wiggly stems uncharacteristic of spear shafts.