This psilocybe mushroom was originally found by author John Allen while in Cambodia filming some of the psilocybe mushrooms that grow naturally throughout SE Asia.
John Allen and his film crew said they found it to be very smooth and strong for a cubensis as well. These cubensis along with some Panaeolus Cambodgeniensis grow in the cattle (brahmans) dung around the Angkor Wat Temple at Siem Reap, Cambodia. They actually grow throughout most of the country but that is the location these spores were collected. We find it interesting they were found in a high tourist area, just calling out to be picked by humans. Although not surprising as most psilocybe mushrooms are found where people thrive, not out in the a secluded forest like most gourmet mushrooms are found.
In Cambodia, while observing this fungi in nature, John noticed this cubensis loves heat! The spores have become quite popular with the asians as an aphrodisiac as well. All around a popular mushroom.
For microscopy details on the spores, click in the SPECIFICATION tab.
|Cubensis Spore Taxonomy||Microscopic Features: Spores dark purplish brown to violet brown in deposit, subellipsoid, 11.5-17 by 8-11 u. Basidia 2- or 3-spores, but usually 4-spored. Pleurocystidia nearly pear shaped, sometimes mucronate, 18-30 by 6-13 u. Cheilocystidia fusoid-ventricose with an obtuse or subcapitate apex, sometimes sublageni form, 17-32 by 6-10 , with the narrow necks 3-5 u broad. One rare cubensis strains named Columbia “rust spore” actually drops almost reddish rust colored spores but this strain is very unique! We do carry spores of that strain from time to time.|
Cambodia Cubensis Spore PRINT
- Product Code: CAM PRINT
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