Psilocybe Azurescens is one of the 180 mushroom species from the Psilocybe genus and grows in various environments. The Psilocybe Azurscens mushroom also goes by the names Flying Saucers, Indigo Psilocybe, Azzies, and Blue Angels.
The first discovery took place in 1979, and since then, researchers have published various articles on the same. For instance, in his 1996 publication, “Psilocybin shrooms of the world,” Paul Stamets named the species Azurescens. The name Azurescens is a loose translation for azure or blue color in the mushroom.
The mushroom contains 0.4% baeocystin, 1.8% psilocybin, and 0.5% psilocin. It is the most potent species to synthesize tryptamine. For instance, this species is 3 times more potent than Psilocybe Cubensis and Psilocybe Cyanscens.
A closer look at this mushroom reveals rare, outstanding features. The features include the following:
Spores: The spores in this mushroom occur in two distinct colors; purple-black and dark purplish-brown. They take an ellipsoid shape, which makes them distinct from other mushrooms in the same genus.
Pileus: Pileus refers to the mushroom’s caps and has a conic or convex shape. When the shroom is fresh, the pileus takes a brown or caramel color. However, as the mushrooms begin fading, the deep dark spot at the spot changes to light-strawish until it dries completely.
Stipe: It is the mushroom’s stem and appears curved, with the area near the base getting thicker. The stipe has a silky white color, which turns to blue-indigo due to the high indole concentration.
Lamella: They are also known as the mushroom’s gills and have two-tier formation. When fresh, the lamella takes a chestnut brown or caramel color.