Psilocybe azurescens is a species of psychedelic mushrooms, known for its standout “azure” feature – when bruised, the stem of Azurescens turns a powerful blue color, earning it the nickname “Blue Angel”.
Apart from “Blue Angel” psilocybe azurenscens is known as “Flying Saucer” because of its caramel-colored cap, wide saucer-like shape, and prominent nipple on top that give this little shroom a unique appearance.
Overall, Psilocybe azurescens stands out as a fascinating subject for researchers due to its appearance, potency, and medicinal potential. This article will go into detail and discover all there is to know about this the shrooms description, distribution, habitat, and similar species.
Psilocybe azurescens is primarily found along the West Coast of the United States, including parts of Oregon and California, with some sightings in Washington. It also occurs in other countries such as Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Where to look?
The species prefers a habitat of tight but separated clusters on wood and sandy soils rich in woody debris, often in association with coastal dune grasses. It is known to cause wood to whiten due to the accumulation of mycelium. Psilocybe azurescens fruiting typically occurs from late September to early January.
|Psilocybe cyanescens||Psilocybe cyanescens is similar in appearance and habitat, and it’s often found in woochips. Their cap color ranges from caramel to dark chestnut brown.|
|Psilocybe allenii||Psilocybe allenii look similar to azurescens, but its cap color is more brownish-orange, and it can be found in California and Washington.|
|Psilocybe baeocystis||Psilocybe baeocystis has some visual similarities with azurescens, but it is less potent than it.|
Even though some strains make look the same, researchers can make accurate identifications by observing the spore color and spore print. Spores are microscopic reproductive structures produced by mushrooms, and their color can vary between different species and even within the same species.
For researchers to see the difference between similar-looking strains and accurately classify mushroom species, they need genetically isolated spores from high-quality species.
At Fungushead our spores undergo rigorous viability testing, guaranteeing their vitality and ensuring they are free from any potential contaminants (no more dead spores). Each spore syringe has a label bearing the strain’s name and an accompanying picture.