MALABAR COAST CUBENSIS

Malabar

The Malabar Coast cubensis is a Psilocybe cubensis magic mushroom growing naturally in India’s southwestern coast. Malabar, also known as “land of hills”, spreads along the Arabian sea with a geography ranging from rugged cool mountainous terrain, to rolling hills, and coastal plains.

The moist old growth forests and the tropical weather make a perfect habitat for the Malabar Coast cubensis to thrive in. Known to erupt from elephant dung, this exotic cubensis can grow impressively enormous  fruit bodies.
If mycologists suggest that the nature of the substrate affects the quality of the potency, in a country where Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings is worshipped, the Malabar Coast cubensis specie’s special liaison with elephant dung surely intrigues.

Like most cubensis, the Malabar Coast cubensis is very resistant to contamination, yet, when cultivated indoor, it is said not to grow to its full potential. Like an animal in cage, it prefers the freedom of the wild.

Other elephant dung-loving species include Panaeolus africanus, Panaeolus tropicalis, Pan. antillarum, the Allen strain, the Orissa India cubensis, and the Elephant Dung cubensis. All these strains, also known as “zoo-doo”, spread worldwide through zoo compost originating from elephant and hippopotamus doo.

From the land of mountain chains where forests are older than the Himalayan mountains, the Malabar Coast cubensis, like the 8 wonders of the world, can only inspire a breath of fresh air, and a journey of awe.

Visual Description

• Cap: can grow enormous, 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: thick and meaty. 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.