PSILOCYBE STUNTZII “BLUE RINGER”
Psilocybe stuntzii or “Blue Ringer” also commonly known as “Stuntz’s Blue Legs“, is a species of magic mushroom of the Hymenogastraceae family. It was named in honor of American mycologist Dr. Daniel Elliot Stuntz, who made the type collections, and focused his life-long studies on the Inocybe genus. This psychoactive bluish tinged strain was originally identified growing on the University of Washington campus. It is a synonym of Psilocybe pugetensis, and has a more slender and pale variety, named P. stuntzii var. tenuis.
Often found fruiting in prodigious colonies along the Pacific Northwest coast, this hallucinogenic mushroom is placed in the section Stunzae (see P. subaeruginascens, also from that section).Taxonomically similar species include Psilocybe caeruloannulata, reported from Uruguay and Brazil, and Psilocybe jacobsii, collected in Oaxaca, Mexico
Even though its flesh readily bruises blue, P. stuntzii is said to be the least psychoactive of the bluing Psilocybes.
Nonetheless its overall appearance being dangerously close to that of the deadly Galerina autumnalis, it is strongly advised not to hunt this specie for its entheogenic properties.