Picture yourself strolling through a lush tropical paradise, where vibrant colors dance beneath a sun-kissed sky. Amidst this natural wonderland lies Psilocybe samuiensis, a captivating mushroom species that has captured the imagination of nature enthusiasts and researchers.
Gastón Guzmán listed it in the Mexicanae section of the Psilocybe genus because of its spores’ rhomboid shape. Read on to discover all you need to know about Psilocybe samuiensis!
All Psilocybin mushrooms are unique in their own way. Let’s talk mushroom details!
|Cap||The cap, usually 7–15 mm wide, goes for a slightly rounded to cone shape, showing off a small bump in the center. It’s got this sticky and filmy skin you can peel. When it’s wet, it’s reddish-brown, but as it dries up, it lightens to a nice brown shade.|
|Gills||They are clay-colored, when dry the gills turn a violaceous brown or chocolate-violet color with whitish margins.|
|Stipe||About 4.0–6.5 cm tall and 1.5 cm thick – is like the cap’s partner in crime. It’s hollow, whitish, and dressed in these white threads. Same color as the cap.|
|Stain||When injured it will stain blue.|
|Spores||Around 10.4-12.8 by 6.4-8 μm, with a thick wall and a wide little opening.|
|Spore print||The spore print is dark brown to purple.|
|Taste and odor||The odor and taste are slightly like grain meal.|
Psilocybe samuiensis thrives under specific conditions. It seeks out areas abundant in decaying organic matter, often making its presence known in the company of fallen leaves and decomposing wood. The mushroom’s growth is a testament to nature’s ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
These mushrooms are native to the tropical paradise of Thailand’s Koh Samui. With a distinct bell-shaped cap and a striking blue hue, they truly stand out. The warm, humid climate provides the perfect backdrop for this mushroom to flourish, offering a mesmerizing spectacle for those fortunate enough to encounter it. It has also been found in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Sometimes, similar strains can seem like twins. Researchers can tell them apart by checking out the spore color and print. Spores are the tiny structures mushrooms use to reproduce, and their colors vary across species and even within the same group.
You can easily distinguish lookalike strains and sort mushrooms into proper categories; all you need are purebred spores. That’s where Fungushead comes in, we offer mushroom spore syringes, swabs, and mixpacks.
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