What Is the Penis Envy Mushroom?
Penis Envy is a strain of Psilocybe cubensis mushroom species. They are uniquely potent and contain a fair amount of psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in “magic mushrooms”. Penis Envy is rather common, but if you’ve never heard of it, read on for some interesting facts about this unusually named mushroom. You will often hear Penis Envy and Liberty Caps named as some of the strongest mushrooms.
How Did it Get Its Name?
As you’ve likely guessed, Penis Envy is named for its phallic appearance. It has a thick, wrinkly shaft with a bulbous head and very much resembles a circumcised human penis. They are much larger than other psilocybin mushrooms, perhaps striking envy in the fungi world.
Are There Different Varieties of PEM?
Psilocybin mushroom genetics are a bit hard to identify since their illegal status makes research more difficult. However, Penis Envy varieties are most notably recognized by their physical features.
- Albino Penis Envy – A bitter smaller than straight Penis Envy, the Albino Penis Envy has a milky white stem. Unlike the cream or tan colored cap on the Penis Envy shroom, the Albino often showcases a deep blue cap.
- Penis Envy Uncut – Also aptly named, the Uncut varietal has a cap that adheres to the stem. It’s an Albino cross, known to be the most potent of the Penis Envy mushrooms.
- Trans Envy – The Trans Envy is a hybrid crossed with a South African Transkei strain. The stems are slimmer than Penis Envy, and the effects tend to be milder due to reduced potency.
Other varietals like the Albino Penis Envy Shroom Revert and the Penis Envy #6 bear similar characteristics with slightly altered effects. It’s possible that there are many more in the penis lineage that remain undiscovered.