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P. 'subsecotioides' is named after it's partially secotioid form, sometimes caps opening partially, other times remaining almost completely closed. It is found most commonly in urban areas in New Zealand, fruiting from wood chips in landscaped gardens. DNA barcoding utilizing the ITS region shows this species to be identical to P. cyanescens, and with the recent proposal that P. cyanescens is conspecific with P. subaeruginosa, this 'species' is likely a naturalized phenotypic variation of P. subaeruginosa. Whether or not it is a species, P. 'subsecotioides' is highly saught after for its unique form. HPLC analysis suggests this species is relatively potent, with tryptamine contents ranging from 18-24 mg/g.

P. 'subsecotioides'

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