May 16, 2022
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How Many Different Types Of Psychedelic Mushrooms Are There?

Psychedelic Mushrooms

The psilocybin-containing mushrooms are now widely used for different purposes – microdosing goes for improving a mental health condition, while the full doses are about getting a psychedelic experience. But, did you know that there are around 180 different types of psychedelic mushrooms naturally growing all around the world? It is so easy to get confused among these types of shrooms, you need to be aware of them to not consume poisonous mushrooms by mistake. Let’s discover what are the different types of psychedelic mushrooms to deal with.

Psilocybe cubensis

The psilocybe cubensis is considering one of the most popular and widespread magic mushrooms among other types of psychedelic mushrooms. They are quite easy to recognize – a large-sized cap that expends over time, and golden color of the stem. Typically, psilocybe cubensis are likely to grow on manure, however, well-processed land areas are also suitable for them, especially in a warm period of the year. This magic mushroom type is commonly grown in the south of the USA, Mexico, Cuba, India, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

Liberty caps

The liberty caps, or psilocybe semilanceata, are one of the most potent and common in the natural environment. They are widespread among the territory of Europe, including Germany, France, Finland, Iceland, Russia, Turkey, and Italy. Besides, the liberty caps can be found in Chile, New Zealand, and North America. These magic mushrooms grow mostly on grasslands and pastures where is full of acid and manure soil. When it comes to their appearance, the liberty caps are small mushrooms (40-100 mm) with conical-shaped caps.

Wavy caps

The psilocybe cyanescens, also known as wavy caps, is one of the potent species among all types of psychedelic mushrooms – they can contain 0.3-1.68 percent of psilocybin and 0.28-0.51 percent of psilocin. The wavy caps have a tanned color of ripple-shaped cap, hence the name of a mushroom. They typically origin from Central Europe, but now are common all around the world. The wavy caps widely live in the parks and gardens since they prefer the land areas covered with some wood chips.

Blue meanies

Blues meanies are considering one of the strongest shrooms in the world, and they are mostly found in a warm subtropical climate. The area of distribution of these fungi includes South America, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, France, and Spain. Blue meanies have vivid blue brushing all over the body, and this sign makes them easy to recognize among many others.

Flying saucer mushrooms

With the percentage of psilocybin up to 1.78 percent, psilocybe azurescens are the most potent magic mushrooms worldwide. One gram of flying saucers is enough to get the strongest effect! These fungi are naturally grown only on the West coast of the USA – from Washington to California since they prefer sandy soils. Flying saucer mushrooms have convex or umbonate caps, caramel or brown color of a body, and a high stalk.