Psilocybe cyanescens

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Psilocybe cyanescens, is scientific name for hallucinogenic mushrooms known as “Wavy Caps,” or “Blue Halos”. P. cyanescens is the most potent psilocybe mushroom known. It contains .85% of psilocybin, .36% psilocin, and .03% baeocystin; all being hallucinogens contained in psilocybe mushrooms. Psilocybe cyanescens prefers growing in clusters on hardwood and woodchips. It inhabits yards with ground bark and locations under the Douglas fir, the Cedar, or any trees from the genus Rhododendron. Psilocybe cyanescens favor a cold climate, …

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…color, which lightens toward the outer edges. The spores are purple – brown, gray, or black, with a smooth and elliptic shape. Their size ranges from 9 X 6 X 5 micrometers, to 12 X 8 X 8 micrometers. Psilocybe cyanescens’ potency attracts many people who consume mushrooms to experience a hallucinogenic affect. Many of them find it to be a very dangerous practice, since P. cyanescens has a number of toxic look – alikes in Galerina, Conocybe, and Inocybe genus. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**