Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: Seven Different Species

Most people don’t know that there isn’t just one “Psilocybin”. In fact, worldwide, there are over 180 recognized species of Psilocybin mushrooms!

The amount of varieties is basically endless, especially considering the different shapes, flavors, strains, and potency levels in each individual strain.

In this guide, we will cover the most potent and powerful Psilocybin mushrooms in the world, with detailed descriptions of each species.

Seven Popular and Powerful Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World

Are you excited to learn about the psilocybin mushrooms of the world? Following are descriptions of the seven most common and notable species of Psilocybin on Earth.

Psilocybe Cubensis: The Classic

Because of how easy they are to grow indoors, the most common Psilocybin species in the world is Psilocybe Cubensis. There are over 60 strains of Psilocybe Cubensis, including favorites like Golden Teacher, Florida White, and Penis Envy.

Because these mushrooms are often grown indoors, they tend to be very robust. This is because cultivated Psilocybin mushrooms are almost always stronger than those found in the wild.

If you encounter them in the wild, you are most likely in North or South America, however, they also grow in Southeast Asia, Australia and Cuba. In nature, they tend to grow in manure.

Psilocybe Caerulescens: Landslide

It gained worldwide fame after Gordon Wasson tried them for his own Article in Life magazine who coined the term “magic mushroom”, Psilocybe caerulescens is quite well known.

These famous Psilocybin mushrooms are used ceremonially by the Mazatec and grow in the Sierra mountain range, where they enjoy cool temperatures and high altitudes. They grow naturally in Mexico and the southern United States.

They are also called Derrumbes which means “Landslide Mushrooms” because they prefer to pop up in places where landslides have previously occurred.

These small Psilocybin mushrooms have a low to moderate potency which creates shorter than average trips lasting between 3-6 hours.

Psilocybe Azurescens: Flying Saucer

It is difficult to know what is greater: the potency of Psilocybe Azurescens or the number of nicknames it has. Along with Flying Saucers, Blue Runners, Blue Angels and Azzies, Psilocybe Azurescens is known to be the strongest Psilocybin species grown in nature.

Originally found by Boy Scouts camping in Oregon in 1979. These powerful Psilocybin mushrooms are only found on the west coast of the United States, in sandy soils near the ocean and in loose, decaying wood. They are able to withstand cold temperatures unlike other varieties.

Psilocybe Semilanceata: Liberty Caps

If you’re familiar with Psilocybin, you’ve definitely heard of Psilocybe semilanceata. Doesn’t it ring a bell? How about their other name: Liberty Caps.

Not only are Liberty Caps the most common naturally grown Psilocybin mushrooms in the world, they are also extremely potent.

How powerful?

They rank third on the list of the most powerful Psilocybin on Earth.

Breaking records everywhere, it was also the first native European Psilocybin mushroom to be officially recognized. However, they do not only grow in Europe, they can also be found growing naturally throughout the northern hemisphere. They prefer rich, acidic soil that has been fertilized with manure, a common growing environment, which is why they can be found in so many countries around the world.

Liberty caps tend to be small, bell-shaped, and taste like flour. They are difficult to grow indoors, so most are collected in the wild.

Psilocybe Cyanescens: Wavy Caps

Psilocybe cyanescens are known for their unusual shaped hats, from which they are nicknamed, wavy hats. They were first identified in England in the early 1900s, however, they are growing throughout Central Europe and the Pacific Northwest.

Over the years, they have become more common, now so widespread that they are considered one of the most common wild psilocybin mushrooms in the world.

In large part, this can be attributed to the fact that they thrive on wood chips and mulch, which are extremely common growing environments. It is suspected that Wavy Caps has been able to spread internationally through timber and other mulch products distributed around the world.

These Psilocybin mushrooms are very potent and are more commonly found outdoors than grown indoors because they can be difficult to grow indoors.

Psilocybe Caerulipes: Blue Foot

Winning the award for funkiest mushroom name, Psilocybe caerulipes also wins over Blue Foot. These rare Psilocybin mushrooms only appear once in a blue moon. When they grow up, they are usually found in the US and Canada.

It is surprising that they are not more common, given that the environment in which they like to grow is so common. They thrive on decaying hardwood logs near river systems and on forest floors.

They have an attractive blue hue and are quite strong. If you land on one, you’ve truly hit a goldmine.

Psilocybe Tampanensis: Magic Truffles

Also known as Philosopher’s Stones, Magic Truffles and Psilocybin Truffles, Psilocybe Tampanensis is notable for the sclerotia it produces that contain psilocybin. The sclerotia, which grows underground, is very strong. Although powerful, the trips they induce may be somewhat less intense than typical Psilocybin trips.

Most often, these are encountered by people who go to the Netherlands and visit some of the famous Amsterdam cafes or shelters. It is very rare to find Psilocybe Tampanensis in the wild.

Did you enjoy learning about the psilocybin mushrooms of the world?

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