Psilocybe subcubensis Magic Mushrooms

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

Genera

Psilocybe

Species Name

subcubensis

Sub Species

subcubensis

Common Name

Psilocybe subcubensis: Physical Description

Pileas

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

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.

Spore Print

Purple-brown

Spores

Purple-brown

Stipe

Stem is cylindrical, hollow, and creamy white or yellow brown, easily staining blue where damaged. Fibrillose below the annulus.

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