Psilocybe azurescens is among the most potent psychedelic mushroom whose main active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin. Possession and/or cultivation of this species is illegal in a number of countries. It contains up to 1.8% psilocybin, 0.5% psilocin, and 0.4% baeocystin by dry weight, averaging to about 1.1% psilocybin and 0.15% psilocin.
Psilocybe azurescens needs wood substrate. You can grow it from spores or mycellium, often sold as a spawn bag.
Spores for the Astoria Ossip strain of Psilocybe azurescens were originally harvested in 1995. It was thought to be Psilocybe cyanescens by it’s original collectors but after careful observation, it was reclassified as P. azurescens.
Psilocybe azurescens can be used for mycorestoration.