Psilocybe foenisecii

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Creator

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Culture: American

Subject

Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms

Description

Watercolor drawing on paper of four slender grey-brown fungi, accompanied to the right by a column of text, in pencil: the specimens range in size from 2 inches, 1 3/4 inches, and 1 1/2 inches; they have gently curving, slender stalks, and conical shaped caps; the caps are dark grey-brown, and the stalks are pale beige; dabs of white highlight the bases where they meet the ground, which is indicated with strokes of beige and brown; at top of page on right side, "Litchfield Conn. June 21- 1900."; followed by "Very common on lawn from minute in form / to fairly large and also varying in color from a dull / dark grey brown to a light chocolate color also / some specimens tinged with red- / 1. Taste watery slightly nutty. / 2. Surface of Pileus dry, shining, and smooth. / slightly viscid when young. / umbonate fawn to brown- / 3. Lamellae- fawn, when young turning dark / brown- with age- close wide, heterophyllous adnate / 4. Spores dark brown-oval pointed / 5. Stem stuffed very slender / fleshy"; below this the title(see above).
Litchfield Conn. June 21- 1900. / Very common on lawn from minute in form / to fairly large & also varying in color from a dull / dark grey brown to a light chocolate color also / some specimens tinged with red- / 1. Taste watery slightly nutty. / 2. Surface of Pileus, dry, shining, & smooth. / slightly viscid when young. / umbonate fawn to brown- / 3. Lamellae- fawn, when young turning dark / brown- with age- close wide, heterophyllous adnate / 4. Spores dark brown-oval pointed / 5. Stem stuffed very slender / fleshy. Psilocybe foenisecii Pers. [sic]

Coverage

Litchfield, CT
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place

Date

June 21, 1900

Rights

In Copyright - Educational use Permitted http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery Place Collection.
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Format

Paper (wove), pencil, watercolor
9 x 11 1/2 in. (22.86 x 29.21 cm)

Type

Botanical drawing

Identifier

Image Number: MP.2005.67

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Citation

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Psilocybe foenisecii,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 19, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2371.