India Orissa Mushroom
Orissa India Mushroom (Psilocybe Cubensis Orissa India) is a large growing cubensis that spawned from elephant dung and was discovered by entheomycologist John Allen near the border of the east Indian state, Bihar, and Nepal. It was then popularized by a group of cultivators in Amsterdam and it has undergone extensive genetic isolation and thus produces reliably potent mushrooms. The potency of this species is very high, and its effects include visual hallucinations and intense bodily vibrations. Read what others have to say about Orissa India Mushrooms on Shroomery and Mycotopia.
An extremely large growing cubensis, said to be some of the largest, spawns from elephant dung. Stems are long, pale, and cylindrical and caps are broad and pale yellow, with a dark brown spot in the center, and though sporulation is moderate caps may still become discolored at maturity.
Fortunately, a lot is known about P. cubensis generally. It is usually a medium-sized gilled mushroom with a light brown cap. A partial veil covers the gills until they get close to ready to release spores. But perhaps because the species can be found over much of the world—basically, wherever mammal dung is available for the fungus to eat it can vary a lot in shape, size, color, and psilocybin content. Many of its cultivated strains were, like Orissa, found growing wild. Others were developed by growers. The species does have a few look-alikes, including some that are toxic, so collecting and using wild-grown mushrooms is not recommended for the non-expert.
Provided the Orissa India mushrooms really are P. cubensis, eating it is a relatively safe way to trip, but mild side effects, such as nausea or excessive yawning, are typical. More severe problems, notably anxiety, which can be intense, are not uncommon. Worse problems are rare but possible. It’s important that users pay attention to safety, take care not to take too much, and have a trusted sober friend on hand to provide any necessary support.
P.cubensis is what most people mean by “shrooms,” “magic mushrooms,” or other such phrases, but the phrases can also be applied to other hallucinogenic mushroom species, both others that contain psilocybin, the same “active ingredient” in P. cubensis, and a few Amanita species that contain muscimol instead and therefore provide a very different experience.
How much the various Psilocybes differ from each other is debatable, and how much the trips are provided by all the different P. cubensis strains vary is even more debatable. Some people claim that the only difference between strains is potency. Of course, trip experiences vary, but that could have more to do with the user’s biochemistry and current mental state than the strain of the mushroom. Others insist that each strain has its own character and its own distinctive effects.