Nepal Chitwan, Chitwan cubensis

The sturdy looking Nepalese Chitwan cubensis is a moderately potent dung-loving magic mushroom found blooming in the tall grasses of the Chitwan District of Nepal. The word “Chitwan” stands for two Sanskrit words, “heart” and “jungle”. It is an area with a particularly rich fauna, flora and funga, and remains one of the rare undisturbed vestiges of the Terai regions.

It is around there, in the city of Sauraha, that the original specimen of Nepalese Chitwan cubensis is reported to have been found, growing in what was believed to be rhinoceros’ dung. Situated in the southern part of Nepal, Sauraha is a laid-back city known as the gateway to the dense jungles Chitwan: a maze of lush vegetation filled with rare exotic animals and Safari Tours.

The city has a warm and temperate subtropical climate rhythmed by rainy summers and dryer winters; the type of weather a meaty Psilocybe cubensis species such as the Nepalese Chitwan cubensis loves to flourish in. Another optimal feature is the uniqueness of the Chitwan region soil: it is silt, a granular, sparkly material, between sand and clay, very rich in minerals such as quartz. It is the silt deposited annually by floods along the Nile River that created the rich fertile soil that sustained the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

Like many of his tropical relatives such as the neighbouring Malabar Coast, Burmese cubensis, Vietnamese Psilocybe cubensis, Panaeolus Cambodginiensis, Panaeolus cyanescens or Panaeolus subbalteus, the Nepalese Chitwan cubensis is a dung-loving species but it sits on silt!

Since all is connected, the rich soil feeds the rich agricultural diversity that feeds the ruminants, which generate manure that feed mushrooms. What a fabulous cycle of life for some fabulous substrate. Also, Psilocybe experts believe that the quality of the dung affects the potency of the mushroom, perhaps the Buddhist silt-soil lands of Nepal have a little special thing that unravels upon consumption, after all many relate a moderate potency with very manageable effects. From meditative states to brain and spine-tingling sensations, to subtle visuals, consumers overall describe the Nepalese Chitwan cubensis magic mushroomto offer a balanced and memorable experience.

Perhaps this explains why this robust-looking Nepalese Chitwan cubensis is a very sought-after magic mushroom strain for both growers and cultivators. So many aspects of this strain charm: its “zen” and “heart-jungle” origins, its glutton-like meaty appearance, its Basilic-like onion/dome- shaped cap, its generous fruiting, its prolific sporulation, its constancy in flushes, and its fierce growing traits.

The overall smooth sensations of euphoria and soothing englobing spiritual feelings make many compare the trip of Nepalese Chitwan cubensis magic mushroom to the “wisdom-oriented” and beloved Golden Teacher. While others see a similarity to B+, Conocybe smithii, or Inocybe Aeruginascens because of their milder potency.

It is with no doubt, soothing strains like Nepalese Chitwan cubensis make great allies when it comes to discovering the merits of micro-dosing. Because it is a moderately potent strain, it can offer a safe journey into practice of sub-perceptual amounts of psilocybin, and really help improve mood, creativity, focus, or even menstrual cramps. If one gives the intention to it, the Nepalese Chitwan cubensis will wisely follow.

For a country famous because of its prolific cultivation of mustard, bee keeping, vegetables, cereal, grain, flowers and mushrooms, we can only hope one day will come where we don’t demonize the psilocybin mushroom, and perhaps the Nepali will be able to naturally grow the majestic Jungle-Heart Nepalese Chitwan cubensis on its one-of-a-kind Rhino-dung-and-quartz-silt-soil substrate, in-situ, for the world to experience!


Visual Description

• Cap: 20-70 mm in diameter, hemispheric expanding to nearly plane with age. Golden brown maturing to light brown. Fine fibrillose veil remnants when young that soon mostly disappear. Flesh yellowish white soon bruising bluish green. • Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Yellowish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming darker in maturity. Remains of the partial veil attached at the outer circumference of the cap. • Stem: 150-200+ mm in length. Typically equal, sometimes slightly enlarged at base. Yellowish to buff with a reflective sheen, bruising bluish, semi hollow with remains of the partial veil. • Spore print: dark purplish brown.

Potency Description

MODERATE 0.25% - 0.75%

Habitat Origin

Scattered or gregarious, along plantations, surrounded by grass, on animal dung, mostly of rhino, elephants and water buffalos. Thought to be widespread throughout the Southeastern Asia.

Strain Effects

If the Chitwan National Park is said to be filled with rare exotic animals, we can say the Nepalese Chitwan cubensis is also kind of one. Said to echo the natural wisdom of the rich Chitwan jungle, this moderate strain is often described as soothing and very well balanced, with just enough energizing effects, euphoria, laughs, and distortion. Reported to offer an manageable experience similar to the Golden Teacher, be ready for just the right amount of tingles, giggles, philosophical thoughts, enlightening inner journeys, and a satisfying meditative after-glow. It is said to be a great candidate for beginners. Maybe the Nepali Zen?

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