Several species of mushrooms are hallucinogenic, but in this article, we will focus on psilocybin (magic) mushrooms.

Most magic mushrooms have distinguishing color characteristics. Mycologist Paul Stamets says psilocybins are mostly gilled mushrooms with black or purplish-brown spore prints and bluish flesh. The bluish trait is more dominant in magic mushrooms with high psychedelic potency. However, if the mushroom has bluish bruises but does not have purple-brownish to black spores, it is likely not psilocybin. psychedelics online shop

The following section describes ten of the most common magic mushrooms. Before going further with the specifics, here are specific steps to remember when identifying mushrooms.

  1. Study the Different Types of Magic Mushrooms

You don’t need to know all the species of magic mushrooms in the world. However, if you take some time studying the significant types of magic mushrooms, their characteristics, where they grow, which seasons they grow in, and what they grow on, you’ll go a long way toward becoming an expert. These are the essential points for identifying magic mushrooms. You’ll also know where to start looking.

Below, we have listed the ten most common types of magic mushrooms, photos, and descriptions.

  1. Know What Grows in Your Location

While many magic mushrooms grow worldwide, some species grow in specific locations or climates. So take some time to learn which types of magic mushrooms grow in your area.

  1. Take Photos of the Mushrooms You Come Across

Bring your phone on a mushroom excursion trip and take detailed photos of the mushroom you come across. Once you are back home, you can match the pictures against the mushroom photographs you find online. Don’t use these photos to confirm the mushroom’s identity, though. Always run your sees past an expert as a final step.

  1. Join a “Magic Mushroom” Enthusiasts’ Forum and Ask

To find these experts, you can post photos of the mushrooms you come across in forums with enthusiasts and experts. They will help you identify the specific type you photographed. There are also mushroom clubs that meet in different cities. Even if they don’t focus on magic mushrooms, most members will be curious about them and know how to identify them.

 If you are in the US, Canada, or Mexico, the North America Mycological Association (NAMA) has clubs in many cities and towns, and it is likely a club near you.  psychedelics products

psilocybe semilanceata mushroom

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These magic mushrooms are also popularly known as liberty caps due to their large caps. They are among the most potent magic mushrooms in the world. They mostly grow in North America and Europe. You can find them in meadows and pastures..

2. Psilocybe Cubensis

psilocybe cubensis mushrooms

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Psilocybe cubensis is popularly known as the golden teacher because of its characteristic deep (for young ones) to light brown color (for mature ones). They have a distinctive dark brown marking at the center of the mushroom. The stems are bluish, while the gill cover is dark purple.   The spaced-out gills of these mushrooms are grey and become almost black as the mushroom grows. Their caps are distinctively larger compared to most types of magic mushrooms. They are the most well-known magic mushrooms in tropical areas, such as Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and India. buying psychedelics online

These are the mushrooms that most people think of when they think of magic mushrooms.

3. Psilocybe Mexicana

psilocybe mexicana mushrooms

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As their name suggests, these magic mushrooms are primarily found in Mexico and South and Central America. They are also known as teonanacat. They look a lot like the Psilocybe Semilanceata with large bell-shaped caps.

However, their caps are light brown (almost beige) compared to the darker liberty caps. Their stems are bluish, especially when bruised. Psilocybe Mexicana can grow alone or in groups. They can be found in forest meadows or roadsides. They also commonly grow among the moss.

4. Psilocybe Cyanescens

These mushrooms are known as wavy caps because they have large wavy caps—the older the mushroom, the wavier the cap.

When fresh, they have a caramel-like brown color but become pale, almost yellowish, as they dry.

Like other magic mushrooms, when stained, they tend to become bluish.

Psilocybe Cyanescaens grow in western and central Europe, New Zealand, North America, and parts of the Middle East. They particularly like wood chips and mulched areas of gardens and are becoming quite common in suburban areas.

5. Psilocybe Azurescens

psilocybe azurescens mushroom 

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Psilocybe Azurescens are known as flying saucer mushrooms because of their large, saucer-like caps. Baby Psilocybe Azurescens tend to have cone-shaped caps, but as they grow older, the caps become flatter.

They start as brown, but they assume a dark blue, almost blackish color as they age. Their edges have shallow grooves that follow the pattern of the gills underneath.

Older flying saucer mushrooms tend to have white stems and very dark gills.

These are incredibly potent magic mushrooms. They are naturally found in a small part of the West coast of the United States. However, their spores have been cultivated in many other parts of the world, particularly in coastal areas. They tend to grow in groups on wood chips or sandy soils. They are seasonal and fruit in September and January.

6. Psilocybe Tampanesis

psilocybe tampanesis mushrooms 

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They are also known as the magic truffles or the philosopher’s stone. These magic mushrooms produce psilocybin-containing truffles; hence, they are called psilocybin truffles.

They have small yellowish cone-shaped caps. However, they are most preferred for their underground sclerotia (nodules). These are the mushrooms behind the magic truffle retreats famous in the Netherlands. They are called the philosopher’s stones because they are believed to make one profoundly thoughtful. Psychedelics for sale

These mushrooms were first discovered near Tampa, Florida, in 1977.

7. Copelandia Cyanescens

These mushrooms are popularly known as Blue Meanies. While they are not part of the Psilocybe species, they are among the psychedelic mushrooms with the highest potency.

They are found in warm subtropical regions such as Louisiana, Mexico, Hawaii, Mississippi, the Caribbean, South America, Costa Rica, Thailand, Japan, and some parts of Europe and Africa. They live in dung on pastures and fields.

8. Psilocybe Caerulescenes

The landslide mushrooms, also known as “perfumes,” are small mushrooms with a silvery luster. They have low-moderate psilocybin potency and are preferred by people looking for a gentle and short psychedelic trip.

These mushrooms are primarily found in Mexico, Alabama, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and They thrive in low-temperature, high-altitude areas where there were landslides in the past. Buy psychedelics online

9. Psilocybe Caerulipes

psilocybe caerulipes mushroom close up 

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These mushrooms are also known as blue foot mushrooms, as they are bluish at the base of their stems. They are a scarce magic mushroom in the US and parts of Canada. They grow near rivers on hardwood logs in the summer and fall. For more information on blue foot mushrooms,  psychedelics online

10. Psilocybe Baeocystis

psilocybe baeocystis mushrooms

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Also known as knobby tops, bottle caps, or olive caps, these mushrooms have thin, cone-shaped medium-sized caps rippled on the edges. They have long, chalk-white stems, straight or curved. The cones are olive-brown.

These mushrooms grow on lawns with high lignin content, mulch, and wood chips. They also like to grow under other trees. They mostly grow during the fall and the beginning of winter, mainly in North America. psychedelics california


Wrapping It Up

If you are a mushroom forager, it is essential to know about magic mushrooms, if only to avoid picking one by mistake. While illegal in many places, the trend seems to be toward legalization.

Regardless, magic mushrooms are becoming more common, and every forager should know where they grow and what they look like. Identifying magic mushrooms in your area will help protect yourself and others.