Lizard King Strain

Lizard King cubensis, also known as Psilocybe cubensis Lizard King, King Lizard mushroom, or simply the Lizard Strain, is said to originate from the arid Northern region of Mexico where it was found growing on an unusual substrate for a Psilocybe cubensis – a mixture of wood and horse dung.

It is unknown from which exact part the Psilocybe cubensis Lizard strain comes from.

Much of northern Mexico, known as El Norte, experiences either an arid, desert-like climate, or a semi-arid climate. El Norte includes most of Baja California, western Sonora, as well as the northern section of the Central Plateau, known as the Chihuahuan desert.

These areas can experience frost and freezing during the winter. Such extreme weather can be a thriving force and have consequences on the Mexican cubensis potency.

This Mexican cubensis is considered a rather rare strain. Many describe the Psilocybe cubensis Lizard King Strain as having similar levels of psilocybin as other Psilocybesindigenous to Mexico.
The Mexican cubensis potency is said to be mild to moderate, with buzzing bodily sensations, light visual distortions, and an overall relaxing vibe.

This makes it a good choice for beginner psilonauts in seek of a manageable psychedelic experience. Because it seems to respond well to the body, we consider the Lizard King mushroom to be a good candidate to help with physical ailments such as menstrual cramps, or rheumatism.

With all the mystery around it, we wonder if the Lizard King cubensis is yet another relative of the sacred neighbouring strains such as P. aztecorum or P. mexicana. These sacred medicinal strains were appreciated for both their spiritual guidance and their ability to help ease physical ailments. Psilocybe mexicana was even nick named “dormilón” which translate roughly to “sleepy head”.

Rumors around the Lizard Strain link it to a man who has found several Mexicanae species in the region and named himself the Lizard King.

Why would a man name himself King of Lizards?
In some Mesoamerican traditions, a “nagual”, also spelled “nahual” is a believed to be personal animal guardian spirit. The word derives from the Nahuatl word “nahualli” which means “disguise”.
Magic mushrooms, amongst other naturally occurring psychedelic substances, are known to provide visual insight as to which “animal disguise” we embody.

We suspect the Lizard Strain was named after the cold-blooded reptile that is native to these arid lands and in honour of the man who discovered it and believed the lizards to be his “Nahual”.

It is almost inevitable to associate the Lizard King mushrooms to the shamanic-influenced American rock star Jim Morrison, who considered the lizard as his nagual or spirit animal.

This is yet another symbolic example of our instinctive desire to embody the mysterious strength of nature and its many creatures. And what may be more intriguing than what goes on inside the heads of these enigmatic lizards, let alone, the “head” of Lizard mushrooms.

As desolate and devoid of life we may think deserts are, they actually have hidden micro-climates. We know fungi are survivalist aliens, so it is no surprise that King Lizard magic mushrooms can burst from the sand. In various dry regions of Mexico, the locals would refer to them as the “springing ones”, or those who “burst from the earth”.

Though the Mexican cubensis potency and effects don’t seem to be ones to trigger “springing bursts” of energy, nor ones that burst from the earth (they grow on dung), they still have those magical psychedelic powers.

Today, Lizard King cubensis has gained in popularity and is cultivated indoor worldwide. Its manageable potency along with its relatively easy growing habits, make it a favoured choice for both beginner growers and newbies users.

Said to be a fast grower and generous fruiter, Lizard King shrooms psilocybin levels can vary dramatically (like all mushrooms). The Lizard King mushrooms reviews describe a moderately potent strain that is reputed for turning outdoor adventures into contemplative journeys.
With no doubt, the Lizard mushroom is a dreamy and relaxing one. If you are scared to trip while microdosing, it may well be your number one choice.

Whether it carries the rebellious spirit of Jim Morrison’s or the cold-blooded temper of the desert creature, the Lizard King cubensis surely vibes with New Mexico’s peaceful landscapes, minimal nature, and endless horizons.

We can only suspect King Lizard mushrooms will gift us the fantastic wisdom of inner explorations: where it is not where we are going that matters but how we get there.





Visual Description

• Cap: 1.5-8 cm broad, convex or flat. Conic-campanulate, frequently with a pronounced central bump (umbo) that remains as cap grows, flattens and darkens when mature. Coloration vary from reddish cinnamon brown, becoming lighter with age to golden brown when mature. Margins are pale yellow or white. P. Cubensis have a hydrophanous nature, their coloration changes throughout their growth accordingly to the humidity levels. Surface viscid, flesh bruising bluish. • Gills: close, crowded, thinner on the sides and larger in the center, around the stem. Adnate to adnexed, coloration pale gray in young age, becoming deep purplish gray to nearly black in maturity, often mottled. • Stipe:40-150mm long by 5-15mm wide. Mostly thicker towards the base. Color is whitish but may discolor yellowish. Bruising bluish when injured. Surface is smooth, dry and may be striated on the upper area. Veil leaving a well-developed, persistent, white membrane ring. • Spore print: dark purplish brown.


MODERATE 0.25% - 0.75%

Habitat Origin

Found growing solitary or in group, on a mixture of wood and horse dung in Northern Mexico. Cultivated worldwide.


Reports suggest that the Lizard King cubensis strain provides an euphoric state of mind which is dreamy and relaxing. Many say it is the perfect strain to wander on outdoor adventures as it has a nice visual twist to it. In some Mesoamerican traditions, a “nagual”, also spelled “nahual” is a believed to be personal animal guardian spirit. The word derives from the Nahuatl word “nahualli” “disguise”. Yet another symbolic way to show our instinctive desire to embody the mysterious strength of nature.