Psilocybin – Key to Magic Mushrooms
Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) occurs naturally in many mushrooms found in all parts of the world.
This article discusses the properties of this chemical in magic mushrooms and how it effects their state.
The most commonly used psilocybin-containing mushrooms in the U.S. are: Stropharia cubensis, Panaeolus subbalteatus, and Psilocybe semilanceata. A number of other psilocybincontaining mushrooms are found in the U.S., including; Psilocybe pelliculosa, P. cyanescens, P. baeocystis, Conocybe cyanopus, and C. smithy. P. semilanceata also occurs in Europe, and S. cubensis grows in tropical zones all over the world.
When psilocybin occurs naturally, it is often accompanied by psilocin, another derivative hallucinogen, which is somewhat more potent than psilocybin but is found in much smaller quantities.
Psilocybin – Key to Magic Mushrooms, traces the importance and use of Psilocybin in mushrooms.
For those who want to know more about magic mushrooms and their hallucinogenic properties.