Psilocybe subcubensis Magic Mushrooms
Psilocybe subcubensis: Background
Psilocybe subcubensis magic mushrooms first described by Mexican mycologist Gaston Guzman and is the pantropical sister species of Psilocybe cubensis, differing only by having smaller spores.
Psilocybe subcubensis: Habitat
Psilocybe subcubensis magic mushrooms grow gregariously and more rarely solitary or scattered on cow dung and in rich soils in pastures and meadows, along roadsides, and in manure heaps during the summer. Found in Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, Australia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and parts of the Philippine Islands.
Psilocybe subcubensis: Taxonomy/Naming
Psilocybe subcubensis: Physical Description
Cap is initially conic to convex, and becomes bell-shaped and finally planar with maturity. Colour is copper in center, to a light golden brown.
Gills are attached or reach the stem but do not attach, and dark gray becoming deep violet gray to dark purplish brown. Sometimes mottled with whitish edges.
Stem is cylindrical, hollow, and creamy white or yellow brown, easily staining blue where damaged. Fibrillose below the annulus.