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Ps. hoogshagenii var. convexa (Semperviva)
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Ps. hoogshagenii var. convexa (Semperviva)
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The species is named in after American anthropologist Searle Hoogshagen, who aided Heim and Wasson in their search for entheogenic mushrooms in Mexico in the 1950's. The mushroom is known by several common names. In Spanish it is called los niños or los Chamaquitos ("the little boys"), in Mazatec as pajaritos de monte ("little birds of the woods"), in Nahuatl as cihuatsinsintle orteotlaquilnanácatl ("divine mushroom that describes or paints"), and in Mixe as Atka:t ("judge") or na.shwi.ñ mush ("mushrooms of the earth")

The variety P. hoogshagenii var. convexa was described by Guzmán in 1983 to account for mushrooms without an acute papilla that were otherwise roughly the same as the type variety. Psilocybe semperviva, described by Heim and Roger Cailleux in 1958, was later determined by Guzmán to be synonymous to Psilocybe hoogshagenii var. convexa. The varietal epithet convexa refers to the convex shape of the cap.

This species has been described as extremely spiritual and an aid for "soul development."
 P. hoogshagenii is used for divinatory purposes by some indigenous groups in Mexico, including Chinantec-speaking curanderos of the Ixtlán District in Oacaxa who use the mushrooms for entheogenic or spiritual  purposes to diagnose and prognose illness.

Stems are usually flesh colored and scaly similar to Zapotecorum although the Zapotecorum species has more pronounced scales and a whiter stem. Cap shape can be conical to bell-shaped to convex and can also not be  completely circular but have an uneven outer edge often similar to jigsaw puzzle pieces. Cap color can be from a dark maroon to a light orange usually lightening up with age. Cap width is not usually larger than 1.5" inches with an average width of 0.5" - 0.75" inch. 

 The lifespan of Psilocybe hoogshagenii is rather long and slow to mature. Compared to cubensis species which can mature within 3-4 days, hoogshagenii can take about 5-7 days to fully mature. It has a long life cycle and continues to grow sometimes for months giving many flushes, each flush increasing in potency. Not a particularly tall or wide mushroom, but it definitely has some density and weight to it.

Hoogshagenii requires very high humidity to grow properly specially after the primordia stage.

Fruit bodies of Psilocybe hoogshagenii grow solitarily or in small groups in humus or in muddy clay soils in subtropical coffee plantations. In Mexico, fruiting occurs in June and July, whereas in Argentina, fruiting is in February. The mushroom has been reported from Mexico in the states of Puebla, Oaxaca, and Chiapas, where it grows at elevations of 1,000 to 1,800 m (3,300 to 5,900 ft). In South America, the species is known from Brazil and Colombia. P. hoogshagenii var. convexa has been found in grasslands in Hidalgo, and Oacaxa, but is most common in Puebla. It fruits from June to August.

*Cultivation of this species is illegal in the United States*

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