Hallucinogenic mushrooms grow in nature and there are a couple of hundred species that contain psilocybin with psychedelic effect. However, the content of psilocybin can be very different from one species to another.
According to a distributor of Albino Penis Envy mushrooms, you may be surprised to learn that Psilocybe Cubensis, which is the iconic magic mushroom, is not the most potent. It comes only after species like Psilocybe Baeocystis (Bottle Caps), Psilocybe Cyanescens (Wavy Caps), Psilocybe Samuiensis and Psilocybe Tampanensis (Philosophers stones).
But not even these are in the top 5 most potent species of magic mushrooms, which includes:
- Psilocybe Semilanceata (Liberty Caps) – it contains 0.98% psilocybin, 0.02% psilocin, and 0.36% baeocystin
- Psilocybe Serbica – it is reported as containing 1.34% psilocybin, 0.11% psilocin, and 0.02% baeocystin
- Panaeolus Cyanescens (Blue Meanies) – this is not a Psilocybe species, but it has a significant combined psilocybin and psilocin content: between 0.5 to 2.95%
- Psilocybe Azurescens (Flying Saucers) – it contains 1.78% psilocybin, 0.38% psilocin, and 0.4% baeocystin
- Psilocybe Subaeruginosa (P. subs) – this Australian species seems to be the most potent, with 1.93% psilocybin and 0.17% psilocin. It can be found amongst Eucalypt debris as well as on the edges of forests and must not be confused with Galerina or Cortinarius.