Here's How to Tell Magic Mushrooms from Regular Mushrooms

There is no simple answer to this question, as psilocybin mushrooms can vary significantly in their appearance both between species and between different strains belonging to a single species.

Remember, magic mushrooms can differ in how they look as much as non-magic varieties.

What Do Shrooms Look Like? The Basics

When it comes to identifying what shrooms look like, you want to pay attention to certain key features of the mushroom. These are the following.

The Cap (the Pileus)

This is the part of the mushroom that gives it its umbrella shape. The cap comes in a variety of colors, including white, brown, and yellow.

The Gills (the Lamellae), Pores, or Teeth

Mushroom gills, or Lamellae) look similar to a fish’s gills. They are also called teeth or pores.

The Ring (the Annulus)

The ring (also known as the annulus) is a partial veil that remains on the stem of the mushroom after the cap has fully opened.

The Stipe (the Stem)

This is the long, vertical part of the mushroom that holds the cap up above the ground.

The Mycelium

The largest structure of a mushroom is hidden from view: this is the mycelium.

What Do Shrooms Look Like? The Common Species And Strains

The most popular species and strains of psilocybin mushrooms either grow in the wild, or people grow magic mushrooms at home.

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