BRAZIL STRAIN

aka PSILOCYBE BRASILIENSIS

Psilocybe brasiliensis also commonly known as the Brazilian Strain, is a species of psilocybin mushroom of the Hymenogastraceae family. This Brazil native strain was first documented in 1983 by Mexican mycologist and anthropologist Gastón Guzmán Huerta who considered his find to be a neurotropic mushroom because of the bluing reaction of the flesh upon bruising. This phenomenon is commonly related to the presence of the psychoactive alkaloid psilocin, though, still to this day, experts seem to debate on that theory. Like many magic mushrooms naturally growing, this ancient strain was considered sacred medicine, and consumed by Mesoamericans for generations.
Because it is a grassland species, P. brasiliensis is probably more widespread than currently said to be. Psilocybe authority Paul Stamet believes that if more Brazilians were aware of its existence, its range of dominion would be better documented. Even if it is not much documented by contemporary mycologists, the specie is known to still grow naturally in northern parts of Brazil, and rumors says Brazilians and travellers alike seek this tropical cubensis for its spiritual and visual enhancing powers.

With no doubt, this fast growing psilocybin-producing variety is known to be a great candidate for cultivation in tropical environments, and like any Psilocybe cubensis, an easy-going and generous fruiter. With a general shape resembling some of the temperate Psilocybes like P. cyanofibrillosa, P. brasiliensis is said to also have a special link to P. aztecorum, P. baeocystis and P.mexicana.

Visual Description

• Cap: 1-3 cm broad. Conic to campanulate. Surface smooth, viscid when wet, translucent striate along cap edges. Coloration is reddish brown when moist, hygrophanous, changing to light brown when dried. Flesh bruising bluish and becoming bluish in age. • Gills: attachment adnate. Color is brownish to purplish brown, whiter at margins. • Stem:35-80 mm long by 1-4 mm thick. Equal, slightly larger at base. Base usually with white rhizomorphic fibrils. Flesh bruises bluish. • Spore print: dark grayish purple in deposit. • Microscopic features: 5.5-7.7 by 4.2 -5.5 µ. • Taste and odor: said to be farinaceous.

Habitat Origin

Growing gregariously, favouring grassy soils. Said to be known only from Brazil, near Sao Paulo, in March at approximately 1500 meters.

Strain Effects

Hallucinogenic effects said to include euphoria, visual stimulation with slight tracing effects. At higher doses, many describe deep introspective and philosophical thoughts and intense visual hallucinations like enhanced colors and animated shapes.

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