It’s not clear whether P. americanus is more potent or less potent than Psilocybe cubensis. It’s not often eaten, though some people do use it. It’s always best to start off cautiously, with small doses—err on the side of micro-dosing, rather than over-dosing, especially since psilocybin content can vary even within a species, and human sensitivity to psilocybin also varies.
With that being said, if you want to try and find a dose that works for you, check out our general magic mushroom dosage guide. You can also try out our magic mushroom dosage calculator where you can choose between six dosage levels, including microdose and heroic dose.
Popular methods of consumption for Pluteus americanus include Lemon Tek and Shroom Tea.
Cap: 1 – 6 cm in diameter, at first campanulate to hemispherical, expanding to convex at maturity. It often has a low, broad umbo and a darker squamulose cap center. The margin can be radially fibrillose. The color is brown to grey, often darker towards the center, occasionally staining blue. Dry to somewhat viscid when moist, changing to a lighter color as the cap dries out.
Gills: Crowded, broad, free, at first white, becoming pink in maturity. Sometimes bruising blue.
Stipe: 1.5 — 6.5 long, 0.3 — 0.6 cm thick, more or less equal or slightly swollen at the base, white with grayish-green to bluish-green tones, especially near the base or where damaged. Ring absent.
Taste: Like Pelargonium leaves, occasionally mild.
Odor: Strong, like leaves of Pelargonium. Occasionally mild.
Spores: Pink, smooth, ellipsoid, 6.5 — 9.5 (-11) x 4.5 – 7 (-7.5) μm. Spore print pink-flesh colored to brown-pink.
Microscopic features of Pluteus Americanus : Pleurocystidia common, metuloid, fusiform, narrowly fusiform or narrowly utriform with slightly thickened walls 50 — 93 x 12 — 24 (-28) μm; with 2 — 4 horn-like projections. Cheilocystidia 34 – 65 (-70) x 12 – 22 μm, clavate, narrowly clavate or spheropedunculate, hyaline or brown, thin-walled, forming a sterile band. Pileipellis a cutis with cylindrical terminal elements, occasionally narrowing at the apex, hyaline or brown. Clamp connections common.