Psilocybe weilii has a glutinous taste and a doughy scent. At times, it may be similar to cucumber. To identify this magic mushroom, it’s important to look at its four different features: cap, gills, spores, and stipe.
This magic mushroom has an obtusely conic cap measuring from 3cm to 6cm across. Sometimes, this may also be shaped like a bell. It has a translucent stripe and is usually colored purple brown or chestnut brown to dark brown. As it dries, the color changes to buff or straw yellow while the nipple-like center remains blackish brown.
Even the cap margin of this shroom has defining features. It starts off with an incurved edge but becomes forms irregular lobes as it grows older. Scale-like remnants are often seen along the margin. The cap’s flesh is also white, bruising a strong blue, and sometimes completely blue-black.
The gills are closely, and regularly aligned beneath the cap. They are cream to light brown or brownish-yellow. As the mushroom and its spores mature, the gills turn purple brown. Gill edges are usually hairy, with small tufts of white.
Psilocybe weilii’s stem ranges from 4cm to 7cm in length, and approximately 5mm to 1cm in thickness. It has an equal structure but it can be seen bulging at some parts especially towards the base where it is obviously thicker for support.
This mushroom’s stem is hollow, and whitish to yellowish, easily bruising bluish black with gray tones. It’s also powdery with plenty of woolly patches seen towards the base. When injured, it produces blue to blackish bruises. Sometimes, the entire stipe becomes completely blue.
And finally, the spores of this shroom are dark violet brown. Under the microscope, they appear thick-walled with broad germ spores.