Learning About The Types Of Psychedelic Mushrooms

Psychedelic mushrooms are more collectively referred to as psilocybin mushrooms. They belong to mushrooms’ polyphyletic class immersed with psychedelic compounds, such as psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin. 

Generally, psychedelic mushrooms are dark-spored, gilled mushrooms that grow in subtropical and tropical greenery, where the soil is rich in humus and plant residue.

There are over 200 types of psychedelic mushrooms found across the world. These species are known by several names and are frequently categorized according to their biological groups. 

Mexico has the most psychedelic mushroom varietals, with 53, while Canada and the United States have 22. Europe has 16 different varieties, Asia has 15, Africa has 4, meanwhile, Australia and its surrounding islands have 19 different variants. 

Let’s look at some of these fascinating forms of psychedelic mushrooms.

Psilocybe Cubenesis

Cubenesis is considered the common and familiar strain of psychedelic mushrooms. It is occasionally referred to as the ‘golden cap’ due to its cinnamon-brown top that can muster from 2 centimetres to 8 centimetres. As this magical plant continues to grow, it starts to eventually gain a flat surface from a more conical appearance compared to its initial growth stages.

Psilocybe Aurescencs

Psilocybe Aurescens, which grows on the northern Oregon Coast, is an example of a magic mushroom with significantly more significant quantities of hallucinogenic biochemical such as psilocybin and psilocin. They are commonly referred to as ‘flying saucer’ mushrooms due to their cap form. This highly adaptable species’ effects are usually seen in the human body 30 minutes after consumption.


Psilocybe Mexicana

The Mexican mushroom, also known as Psilocybe Mexicana, is another common magic mushroom. Consumers are said to get a slight high from this mushroom. As the name suggests, Psilocybe Mexicana grows in Central and South America and has a brown cap with a diameter of 0.5 centimetres to 2 centimetres. A weak mushroom may be distinguished from a healthy one by the colour of its cap; although a fit full-grown cap appears brown, a weak mushroom’s top tends to turn blue.

Psilocybe Pelliculosa

Psilocybe Pelliculosa is frequently seen growing in groups on forest waste. This magical mushroom may be found in British Columbia, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest areas of the United States. It begins with a cone-shaped crown and eventually develops a widely bell-shaped top. This mushroom’s effects on persons who ingest it are reported to be milder.

Psilocybe Cynescens

Psilocybe Cyanescens is also known as ‘wavy caps,’ owing to the form of the mushroom’s cap once fully developed. This mushroom is also known as the ‘cyan’ or ‘blue halo,’ growing throughout the United Kingdom and North America. It is commonly used in the United States due to its potency.

Psilocybe Weilli

Psilocybe Weilli is the rarest psychedelic mushroom, found exclusively in northern Georgia in the United States. This plant thrives in regions with red clay soil and pine needles from May to December. The mushroom’s characteristics include a distinctive fragrance and flavor that has been characterized as comparable to cucumber.

Our Key Takeaways

Psychedelic mushrooms differ in their characteristics, form, and length of impact, yet they all have comparable effects on the human body. The intensity of the influence is directly proportional to the concentration of active biochemical contained in the mushroom. 

Psychedelic mushrooms are found worldwide and have distinct characteristics that must be carefully examined since they are often confused with deadly mushrooms.

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