Panaeolus cyanescens Magic Mushrooms

Panaeolus cyanescens Magic Mushrooms

Panaeolus cyanescens: Background

Panaeolus cyanescens magic mushrooms (aka Copelandia cyanescens) are a potent psilocybin mushroom that can be found growing in dung.

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Panaeolus cyanescens: Habitat

Panaeolus cyanescens magic mushrooms grow in tropical/neotropical regions and has been found all over the globe including in Africa (South Africa, Madagascar and Democratic Republic of the Congo), Australia, Bali, Belize, Brasil, Borneo, the Caribbean (Bermuda, Grenada, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad), Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia, Indonesia (including Sumatra), Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Europe (Austria, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland), Japan, Mexico, Oceania (including Fiji and Samoa), the Philippines, South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, and Venezuela), Tasmania, and the United States (California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and North Carolina).

Panaeolus cyanescens: Taxonomy/Naming



Species Name


Sub Species


Common Name

Blue Meanies, Copelandia cyanescens

Panaeolus cyanescens: Physical Description


The cap starts off light brown and fades to an off white with yellowish tones upon maturity, and also becomes convex. Caps are known to develop cracks in dry weather.


Broadly attached to the stem (adnate), originally grey but becoming black as spores mature. Gills also have a molted appearance with white edges.

Spore Print


Jet Black


Stems are long and slender, becoming thicker towards the bottom. Similar colour to the cap and will bruise blue upon damage.

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