Panaeolus cambodginiensis was first described as Copelandia cambodginiensis, a tropical and semitropical subgenus of Panaeolus that are recognized by their “mottled gills” that give a spotted effect.
This hallucinogenic mushroom was found growing around the famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia by famous amateur ethnomycologist J.W. Allen, while he was there filming Psilocybes. It was growing in water buffalo dung and was readily bruising blue, a sign of psilocin presence.
Thought to be widespread throughout the Asian subtropics, in 1993, Allen and Merlin reported the specie from Hawaii as well.
Panaeolus Cambodginiensis is larger than its relative Panaeolus tropicalis and generally smaller than Panaeolus cyanescens. This moderately highly active psychedelic fungus has been described by consumers to provide an energetic and long lasting high and some believe it to be a good candidate for fostering both focus and creativity at work.
Today, this fast-colonizing specie is a popular choice for cultivators worldwide and is commonly called The Cambodian. It is said to have considerably gained in potency.