Habitat and Geography-


The name, cubensis, is actually Latin for 'from Cuba," which is where P. cubensis was initially collected in the year 1904 (Stafford). Since then, P. cubensis has also been found to thrive in similar environmental regions. The interactive map below (provided by Discover Life) displays the regions where P. cubensis thrives in a natural environment.

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Psilocybe cubensis is classified as growing in tropical and subtropical climates. It often grows in close connection with grazing cattle. This also happens to be the origin of a common nickname for P. cubensis; the cow patty mushroom. The fungus can be seen sprouting up out of the feces in cattle fields in warm weathered areas. 


Now that we've gone over the habitat that P. cubensis lives in, we will continue on with some of its adaptations that it's acquired.


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