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An ethnomycological review of psychoactive agarics in Australia and New Zealand.

Authors
  • Allen, J W
  • Merlin, M D
  • Jansen, K L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of psychoactive drugs
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
39–69
Identifiers
PMID: 1941366
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A comprehensive review is presented of the recreational and accidental ingestion of psychoactive mushrooms in Australia and New Zealand; 15 recognized species are considered from Australia and eight from New Zealand. Common epithets, potency levels, and methods of ingestion are discussed. Legal aspects involving the use of these psychoactive fungi are noted. In addition, medical and psychoactive effects of these mushrooms and treatment for psilocybian mushroom poisoning are described. Numerous case reports, with commentary, are also presented.

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