Best Shroom Strains: Top 10 Chosen by Experts

Like the cannabis plant, magic mushrooms also have different strains that have different effects and varying levels of potency. Often called psilocybin mushrooms, the best shroom strains usually vary or differ depending on their levels of psilocybin, which is the psychoactive compound responsible for the magic mushroom’s “high”-inducing effects.

Magic mushroom strains also differ when it comes to where they usually grow in the wild (when not grown or bred through man-made means) and in what kind of climate or environment they best thrive in. In that regard, some strains of magic mushrooms are easier to find in northern areas while there are those (such as the Mexican mushrooms, which are regarded as some of the easiest cubensis strain to grow) that thrive well in southern areas that are quite warm and humid.

As such, if you want to know more about the top 10 best shroom strains, we have prepared a list for you:

Psilocybe cubensis is one of the most popular strains of magic mushrooms on the planet due to how they are regarded as some of the easiest shrooms to grow on the market. 

As such, you can easily find them in the wild and mushroom producers can easily grow and cultivate them as well. They are also arguably the most widely distributed magic mushrooms on the planet. In fact, the Mazatapec mushroom is regarded as the best Psilocybe cubensis strain and is also one of the widely-known strains there is on the market.

What distinguishes this strain from a physical standpoint are their gold caps. They also have moderately high psilocybin content. Psilocybe cubensis can be found in tropical or warm and humid regions such as that of Mexico and other similar places in South America.

  • Psilocybe liniformans

What makes Psilocybe liniformans one of the best shroom strains is that it is regarded as the beginners’ strain. That simply means that it is the one strain that is best for beginners because of how low its psilocybin content is. In other words, it is not as potent as the other magic mushrooms on this list and is perfect for those who are just starting out.

Psilocybe liniformans can be found in most places in the Pacific Northwest, where it is quite cold. It commonly grows there during the summer to winter seasons and is easily found in grasslands. You can tell it apart because of its strong starchy scent.

  • Psilocybe stuntzii

Psilocybe stuntzii is a common fungus that can easily be found in most places. This magic mushroom grows in parks when it is about to get cold or some time from August to December. Like Psilocybe liniformans, it is not a very potent strain of magic mushrooms and is ideal for beginners as well. It can be distinguished by its blue ring on the stem or by its bruises.

  • Psilocybe weilii

As one of the rarest strains of magic mushrooms, the Psilocybe weilii is a fungus that can only be found in Georgia, USA not only because of the weather there but also because of the rich clay soil there. There are also studies that suggest that there is a link between Psilocybe weilii’s growth and that of the sewage pipes growing underneath the red clay soil in Georgia. 

This strain is moderately potent and is actually a pretty good-smelling mushroom even though it is connected to leaking sewage pipes. It will remind you of the smell of cucumbers.

  • Psilocybe tampanensis

Psilocybe tampanensis is another one of those rare types of magic mushrooms that is very difficult to find. As you might have already guessed from its name, you can find it in Tampa, Florida but can also be found in Mississippi.

This strain can be distinguished by its sharp cap. When it comes to effects, it is a bit above the average level of potency and is more of a euphoric strain due to how it uplifts your mood while also making you more creative and inspired to do tasks that require mental focus and imagination.

  • Psilocybe cyanofibrillosa

Second only to Psilocybe liniformans in terms of how low its psilocybin content is, Psilocybe cyanofibrillosa is a mellow type of magic mushroom. It is perfect for beginners and for those who just want to relax while basking in the mild effects of this strain.

This magic mushroom strain is commonly found in cold regions such as Canada and Northern California. It usually grows in the wood. You can identify them by looking at their color, which has a brownish hue.

  • Psilocybe hoogshagenii

With its surprising name, Psilocybe hoogshagenii was popularly used for diagnosing illnesses and was also used for spiritual purposes as a way of finding missing objects back in the ancient days and even until now. It is a moderately psychoactive kind of magic mushroom that can be found in Mexico. As such, it prefers growing in warm and temperate climates.

  • Psilocybe baeocystis

This strain of magic mushroom is popularly known for its bottlecap shape. It is also the only shroom that tends to grow on ground bark, wood chips, and decaying wood in the northern areas of the west coast. It has a bit of a punch when it comes to potency and is usually on the dark side of brown in terms of its color.

  • Psilocybe bohemica

A strain that smells like radish, Psilocybe bohemica is usually found in decaying wood and in compost during the summer to winter seasons. It can be found in the Czech Republic and is one of the most potent magic mushroom strains on the planet. It tends to have a cap with a white veil on it.

  • Psilocybe azurescens

This is the strongest magic mushroom strain there is. It is almost twice as strong as the common Psilocybe cubensis.  It should never be taken by beginners or by those who have a low tolerance to psilocybin. Even experienced users should be wary when using this because it has a punch that is out of this world.

Psilocybe azurescens can be found in the West Coast and even in Germany at times. It usually grows in the grassy parts near the coastal areas.

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