Australian Magic Mushroom Australian magic mushrooms are relatively fast colonizers and fruiters when cultivated indoors, growing few but tall mushrooms. Considered a “golden top” cubensis, the pileus is broad and sometimes speckled with white, and stems are dense to accommodate for the height of this strain. Effects are reported to be uplifting and energizing, with mild visuals and mystical effects. If you are looking to get up to speed on magic mushrooms, these articles on Frshminds will get you there in no time: Understanding and Measuring Magic Mushroom Potency The Taxonomy of Magic Mushrooms Magic Mushroom Species vs. Strain Psilocybin Mushroom Anatomy 101 Psilocybin Mushroom Species Guide Australian: Habitat Australian: Taxonomy/Naming Genera Psilocybe Species Name Cubensis Sub Species Australian Common Name Australian Australian: Physical Description Pileas The pileus is broad and sometimes speckled with white Gills Spore Print Spores Stipe Dense, to accommodate the height Psilocybe australiana also known as the Australian Strain is a species of psilocybin-producing Psilocybe cubensis originally reported from Southern Australia (New South Wales). This mildly potent strain is a popular candidate amongst amateur mycologist and psychonauts and can be found growing naturally in rich woody grounds often beneath Eucalyptus and Nothofagustrees. Psilocybe authority Paul Stamets explains that the extensive, commercial timber plantations using Pinus radiata have created an extensive ecological zone in which this species flourishes. Actually, more recently, the Australian Strain magic mushroom is even being associated with gardens as it is noticed flourishing in wood debris around homes or wood chips commonly used in landscaping. Another species thriving close to urban grounds is Psilocybe cyanescens, a popular magic mushroom easily recognizable by its maturing wavy caps. Favouring temperate forests, the Australian Strain magic mushroom is also reported from Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Originally discovered by Mexican Psilocybe expert Gastón Guzmán Huerta and Roy Watling, the Australian Strain is a bluish-bruising species that shares a very tight taxonomic relationship with Psilocybe subaeruginosa and P. eucalypta. Let’s remind that even if these magic mushrooms are now growing in our cities, as tempting as it may be to forage them, it is strongly recommended not to. The odds of coming across a deadly species are high and the damage these powerful organisms can inflict to our bodies, irriversable.