Psilocybe Tampanensis Magic Mushroom, Psilocybe tampanensis is a very rare psychedelic mushroom in the family Hymenogastraceae. Originally collected in the wild in a sandy meadow near Tampa, Florida, in 1977, the fungus would not be found in Florida again until 44 years later. The original Florida specimen was cloned, and descendants remain in wide circulation. The fruit bodies ( mushrooms) produced by the fungus are yellowish-brown in color with convex to conic caps up to 2.4 cm (0.9 in) in diameter atop a thin stem up to 6 cm (2.4 in) long. Psilocybe tampanensis forms psychoactive truffle-like sclerotia that are known and sold under the nickname “philosopher’s stones”. The fruit bodies and sclerotia are consumed by some for recreational or entheogenic purposes. In nature, sclerotia are produced by the fungus as a rare form of protection from wildfires and other natural disasters. Psilocybe tampanensis’ caps are usually convex with a slight nipple-like structure at the center. As the shroom ages, the cap expands to 2.4cm. It also changes colors depending on the amount of water it contains. Fresh, hydrated mushrooms are ochraceous brown to buff and sticky. Dried mushrooms become yellowish-grey when dry with slight, bluish tones at the edges.