Common Psilocybin Mushroom Types
Read below to learn more about the types of psilocybin mushroom types and strains. Yes, these variations differ in appearance and effect.
Psilocybe Cubensis: Gold Caps
Probably the most well-known and widely harvested strains, Psilocybe cubensis is recognized for its grand fruiting bodies and high potency. They're typically found in tropical and subtropical climates. Gold Caps are popular amongst growers for their adaptability and faster growth.
Psilocybe Semilanceata (Liberty Cap):
Notorious for its unique conical cap, Psilocybe semilanceata is usually found in thick grassy meadows. Liberty Caps are native to cool climates and are revered for their potent psychoactive properties. Liberty Caps are used by many recreationally and spiritually by those who are seeking a journey of introspection.
Psilocybe Azurescens: Flying Saucer
Flying Saucers are unique to the Pacific Northwest USA. Psilocybe Azurescens is known for its potent psychedelic effects and unique characteristics. Flying Saucers flourish in coastal areas and feature a caramel brown colored cap. They have a reputation amongst researchers on the west coast for their profound effects.
Psilocybe Cyanescens: Wavy Caps
Known for their brilliant wavy cap edges, Psilocybe Cyanescens are commonly found in wood chips and mulchy areas. Wavy Caps are known for their vivid and colorful experiences reported by man. Its strong potential hallucinogenic properties have made them a popular choice amongst consumers.
Psilocybe Baeocystis: Knobby Tops
Adorned with a unique knobby cap, Psilocybe Baeocystis is typically found in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in wood-chipped areas. Knobby Tops are celebrated for their moderate potency and unique appearance. This highly sought-after strain is popular among professionals interested harvesting psychedelic mushrooms.
Psilocybe Mexicana: Mexican Liberty Cap
As illustrated in its name Psilocybe Mexicana is indigenous to Mexico. Psilocybe Mexicana has a recorded history of spiritual and ritualistic use among historic Mexican indigenous communities. Known for its moderate potency and spiritual significance, the Mexican Liberty Cap strain is often associated with ceremonies. This strain is popular for those looking for a culturally rooted psychedelic experience.