Image by Tannar Coolhaas


Click here to download the "Reference guide to Psilocybe subaeruginosa"


Psilocybe subaeruginosa season has begun, and we’ve produced a reference guide to spread the spores of awareness about this important species of magic mushroom.

Due to growing public awareness of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, Australia’s classic autumnal, wood-loving, psychoactive fungus, P. subaeruginosa is gaining more attention than ever.

Friend of EGA, fungi educator, and psychedelic mushroom expert Caine Barlow has been generous enough to help us develop this unique resource reviewing the current literature and community knowledge around P. subaeruginosa. The reference guide includes species and habitat descriptions, history, pharmacology, poisonous lookalikes and other safety and legal issues. Caine has also helped us include a fantastic list of related resources, making it easy for the mycologically minded to get up to speed on the current research, and for Australian fungi foragers to choose the guidebook most suited to their needs. The guide is very visual and includes images by EGA community including Tannar Coolhaas, Beau Meister, Konan Farrelly-Horsfall, and EGA's Jonathan Carmichael.

If you were having trouble identifying P. subaeruginosa in the wild, this resource should be an important stepping stone in this journey.

Caine is also responsible for this fantastic presentation that gives a much broader overview of Australian Psilocybe species and their lookalikes.

If you find this resource helpful, please support EGA so we can make more!


If you enjoy this resource or all things fungus, our fourth Microdose episode, Fungi Foragers, will feature fungi experts in a panel discussion about the world of mycology, covering safety, ecology, and conservation. The Panel will also cover some basic ID tips for the 'active' species such as Psilocybe subaeruginosa, Psilocybe semilanceata and Psilocybe alutacea.  The livestream will take place at Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEST. Click here to register for the event.