Gymnopilus is a genus of gilled mushrooms within the fungal family Strophariaceae containing about 200 rusty-orange spored mushroom species formerly divided among Pholiota and the defunct genus Flammula. The fruit body is typically reddish brown to rusty orange to yellow, medium to large, often with a well-developed veil. Most members of Gymnopilus grow on wood but at times may appear terrestrial if the wood is buried or decomposed. Members of Pholiota and Cortinarius are easy to confuse with Gymnopilus. Pholiota can be distinguished by its viscid cap and duller (brown to cinnamon brown) spores, and Cortinarius grows on the ground. Beginners can confuse Gymnopilus with Galerina, which contains deadly poisonous species. Buy psilocybe gymnopilus online.
This large fleshy mushroom looks tasty, but please don’t treat it as a ‘Golden Delicious’, because it is inedible. Several authorities (including Tom Volk) state that specimens from various parts of the world have been found to contain toxins, including the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilobin. The common names Laughing Jack and Laughing Jim (or Gym) have been given to this toxic toadstool because of its hallucinogenic properties. This mushroom has subspecies which contain the hallucinogen psilocybin. Specimens found in the eastern US or Japan are more likely to contain psilocybin than similar mushrooms found in the western part of the US or Europe. This mushroom contains bis-noryangonin and hispidine, which are structurally related to alpha-pyrones found in kava. This wild mushroom lacks evidence of scientific study and an attempt was made to elucidate its antibacterial activity, antioxidant potential (DPPH and Nitric oxide methods) and identify the phytoconstituents present in it. Methanol extract showed the best activity against Enterococcus faecalis, Eggerthella lenta and Vibrio parahaemolyticus than the standard antibiotic amoxicillin. Psilocybin is being studied for its potential to treat various conditions such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and problematic drug use. It is important to note that these studies administered purified active ingredients, i.e. psilocybin, in clinically supervised settings. Buy psilocybe gymnopilus online