AUSTRALIAN STRAIN “PSILOCYBE AUSTRALIANA”
Psilocybe australiana also known as the Australian Strain is a species of psilocybin-producing Psilocybe cubensis originally reported from Southern Australia (New South Wales).
This mildly potent strain is a popular candidate amongst amateur mycologist and psychonauts and can be found growing naturally in rich woody grounds often beneath Eucalyptus and Nothofagustrees.
Psilocybe authority Paul Stamets explains that the extensive, commercial timber plantations using Pinus radiata have created an extensive ecological zone in which this species flourishes. Actually, more recently, the Australian Strain magic mushroom is even being associated with gardens as it is noticed flourishing in wood debris around homes or wood chips commonly used in landscaping. Another species thriving close to urban grounds is Psilocybe cyanescens, a popular magic mushroom easily recognizable by its maturing wavy caps.
Favouring temperate forests, the Australian Strain magic mushroom is also reported from Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Originally discovered by Mexican Psilocybe expert Gastón Guzmán Huerta and Roy Watling, the Australian Strain is a bluish-bruising species that shares a very tight taxonomic relationship with Psilocybe subaeruginosa and P. eucalypta.
Let’s remind that even if these magic mushrooms are now growing in our cities, as tempting as it may be to forage them, it is strongly recommended not to. The odds of coming across a deadly species are high and the damage these powerful organisms can inflict to our bodies, irriversable.
AUSTRALIAN STRAIN "PSILOCYBE AUSTRALIANA" Potency