Flying saucer mushrooms (Psilocybe azurescens) are one of the most potent species of psilocybin mushroom. This makes it a much sought-after psilocybin mushroom, as it can offer you much more bang for your buck.
Psilocybe azurescens grows in the wild and can also be easily cultivated outdoors. They’ve been given the name “flying saucer” because of the shape of the mushroom cap. These mushrooms belong to the genus Psilocybe, which is made up of 180 species.
It is claimed that flying saucer mushrooms were first discovered in 1979 by a group of Boy Scouts who were camping near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon. Some commentators believe the mushrooms were most likely known before this time, with local foragers referring to them as Psilocybe astoriensis or a variety of Psilocybe cyanescens.
In 1995, mycologists Paul Stamets and Jochen Gartz named this mushroom Psilocybe azurescens, after Stamets’ son Azureus, who had in turn been named after azure, the color that psilocybin mushrooms turn when damaged.