Psilocybe mexicana: Background Mexicube magic mushrooms (Psilocybe mexicana), also known as Mexican cubensis, are used for their spiritual qualities such as feelings of unity and deep personal insight. Their first known usage was by the natives of North and Central America over 2,000 years ago and was categorized by French botanist Roger Heim. Dr. Albert Hofmann first isolated and named the active entheogenic compounds psilocybin and psilocin from Psilocybe mexicana in his Sandoz laboratory, Mexicube colonizes and fruits relatively rapidly, often in dense patches. The colouration of the caps range from light brown to yellowish tan, and can become purple/black due to this strain being a heavy depositor of spores. In comparison to the cap (pileus), the stem (stipe) is thick, and white in colour. Psilocybe mexicana: Habitat Psilocybe mexicana: Taxonomy/Naming Genera Psilocybe Species Name mexicana Sub Species Common Name Mexicube magic mushrooms, Mexican cubensis Psilocybe mexicana: Physical Description Pileas The colouration of the caps range from light brown to yellowish tan, and can become purple/black due to this species being a heavy depositor of spores. Gills Spore Print The Mexicube strain is a variety of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, which naturally contain psilocybin and psilocin and are psychedelic. Mexicubes have a rich history, making them one of the most sought-after shroom strains in the world of magic mushrooms. Spores Purple/black Stipe The stipe is thick, and white in colour.