The Psilcybe Azurescens species was initially found by a faction of Boy Scouts in Oregon, in the year 1979 in close proximity to the mouth of the Columbia river.
They soon came to know its potently psychoactive lineaments and started keeping apart and growing them in farmlands. The year 1996 came and it was officially sorted out by a famous mycologist and psilocybe professional Paul Stamets in his journal “Psilocybin Mushrooms of the world”. As far as the name ‘Azurescens’ is concerned, it is excerpted from the blue, or “azure”, bruising is typically present on the stipe (stem/stalk) of the mushroom. Inadvertently, it is also sometimes called Stamets’ son.
It has very powerful psychedelic properties. In particular, it contains psilocybin and psilocin (probable cause of the blue color), two powerful alkaloids. The blue color (called bluification) occurs after extirpation by internal chemical reaction following contact with the hands of those who collect the fungus.
In general, it is the most potent tryptamine synthesizing Psilocybe mushroom, which includes up to 1.8% psilocybin, 0.5% psilocin, and 0.4% baeocystin in terms of weight. The attentiveness of these psychoactive biochemicals in P. Azurescens is up to 3x that of P. Cubensis and P. Cyanescens. They bring dominant visual phantasm in view, profound journeys into alternate realms of consciousness, and more rarely encourage short-term paralysis. It is a very irregular and exceptionally found psilocybe mushroom, and is different from the abundant semilanceata. It fruits naturally in solely the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. but grows dynamically within this surroundings.