AUSTRALIAN STRAIN “PSILOCYBE AUSTRALIANA”
The Australian Strain, aka Psilocybe australiana 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.
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 and classified as psychoactive, this bluish-bruising species shows a tight taxonomic relationship to Psilocybe subaeruginosa and P. eucalypta.