Hallucinogenic mushroom blooms in the Nilgiris

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  • Amanita muscaria, commonly known as fly agaric, one of the most iconic varieties of mushrooms seen anywhere in the world, has begun to bloom in many parts of the Nilgiris after the continuous rain over the last couple of weeks.

What are hallucinogenic mushrooms?

  • Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are mushrooms that contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin, psilocin and baeocystin.Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and shrooms.