Psilocybe subaeruginosa Cleland, Cubensis var. Wollongong

Wollongong cubensis, also known as Psilocybe subaeruginosa, is an Australian magic mushroom growing naturally around the coastal city of Wollongong. Even though it is a cubensis, the moderately to highly active Wollongong cubensis has a reputation of offering a very different type of “high”. Where the Psilocybe Cubensis aka Golden Teacher is “warm and fuzzy”, the Wollongong cubensis is “sharp and aggressive”. Consumers report a very “clean high” that allows focus and leaves one clear minded. That is however after having gone through a voyage of open-eye and closed-eye visuals, paisley-shaped distortions, and a melting ocean of shapes and colors.

The city of Wollongong lies on a narrow strip between the rainforest-covered Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean. Spread-out throughout the region, Wollongong cubensis is found increasingly growing in urban settings. Today, Wollongong cubensis cultivated worldwide and believed to have considerably gained in potency.
Basing our opinions on various anecdotal reports from consumers, we agree to state that this compelling strain is one for experienced psychonauts, or very mindful-careful newbies who will dose with patience and awareness. Since it is said to offer a very forceful “acute” trip, we recommend Wollongong cubensis for effective microdosing to enhance focus, creativity, problem solving and uplifting the mood.

Because the port city of Wollongong was originally inhabited by the Aborigenal Dharawal people who were scattered in groups along the coastal area, it is most probable this magic mushroom was known by these hunters-fishers-gatherers and considered sacred.
Wollongong cubensis is definitely a mystical magic mushroom, both exquisite and fierce.

Its razor-sharp personality resembles the sandstone escarpments it comes from: while the hills of the plateau reach over 400 meters and may drop abruptly, Wollongong cubensis brings you to the top of a majestic cliff, and from the feeling of vertigo makes you experience a sense of focused balance. This magic mushroom will erode your usual conceptions, deconstruct your fears, and help you perceive a clearer path. If you are willing to welcome it, “the Gong” Wollongong cubensis will share its after-glow and leave you feeling like a fresh new start.
If you’re curious to know what strains we recommend for newbie-psychonauts, have a look at our list of best magic mushrooms for beginners.

Visual Description

• Cap: 1.5-5 cm broad. Conic to convex when young, soon expanding to broadly convex, often with a small umbo. Surface is smooth, translucent-striate along margin. Coloration pale brown to dark brown. Hygrophanous, fading in drying to pallid brown, or grayish white. • Gills: adnate to adnexed. With age, may separate form the stem, leaving gill fragments on the upper stem. Coloration soon smoky brown to dark purplish chocolate brown. • Stem: 50-125 mm long by 2-5 mm thick. Equal, narrowing at cap, slightly swollen at base. Stem is hollow, cartilaginous, surface has fine fibrils. Flesh bruising bluish upon injury. Partial veil with fine cortinate, soon disappearing and leaving fragile traces at upper section of the stem. • Microscopic features: 13-15 by 6.6 -7.7 µ • Spore print: purplish brown


MODERATE 0.25% - 0.75% HIGH > 0.75% - 2% ** Please note, dosage with organic matter is always in relation to a series of complex variables. **

Habitat Origin

Solitary to gregarious. Fruiting from May through August, in complex habitats. From soils rich in wood debris, decaying piles of leaves and twigs, sandy woody soils, gardens, bark chips from pine (Pinus radiata). Known from Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.


Exquisite and fierce, with a powerful after glow and acute focus. Clear-headed: from vertigo to balance A person under the effects of a hallucinogen forsakes his familiar world and operates under other standards, in strange dimensions and in a different time. (Schultes, Hofmann & Rätsch, 2001, p. 14). While our temporal consciousness may be profoundly modified, without necessarily losing our lucidity or cognitive contact with the world, at higher doses, one may experience “dissolving into swirls and becoming atoms”, “a lot of closed-eye and some open-eye visuals, mostly geometric patterns and colours”. Overall, consumers describe a “very clean but very strong” experience, with a high that felt “super clean and clear”. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, the Illawarra Escarpment is a sandstone escarpment created between 225 and 280 million years ago. It contains a Subtropical Rainforest which is declared an endangered ecological community. The region has a wide variety of native flora, fauna and funga, and is a a haven for many forms of wildlife. The port city of Wollongong was originally inhabited by the Dharawal people, these hunters-fishers-gatherers indigenous Australians, were scattered in tight knit groups along the coastal area. There is a strong possibility that Wollongong cubensis’s psilocybian powers were no secret to the Australian Aboriginals.