Despite its name the 'PES Hawaiian' strain did not actually orginate in Hawaii, as no psilocybe cubensis mushrooms grow naturally there. The name is derived from the hawaiiain based company Pacific Exotica Spora, which was the first to offer spores of this strain.
It is a consistently well-reviewed strain which elicits strong visual stimulation, feelings of euphoria, love, and connection to those around you, however somewhat less deep introspection or philosophical ideation. This makes it a great "social" strain to enjoy with friends, but slightly less suited to therapeutic or spiritual use.
Its visual characteristics are exemplary of a "classic" psilocybe cubensis - medium/large fruiting bodies with thick, dense stalks and a golden caramel to tan colored cap, often with a dark spot in the centre of the cap. It is a moderate-high potency strain that yields heavily for approx 3-4 'flushes'.
PES Hawaiian Cubensis
Psilopedia recommends 1.25 grams of PES Hawaiian per 100lbs body weight.
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Habitat: Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils
Strain Origin: Unknown, Psilocybe cubensis is not documented to be present in Hawaii. PES stock (Pacific Exotica Spora)
Cap: 25-75 mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to light yellow. Surface dry with often-persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.
Stem: 125-175 mm in length, yellowish white. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.
Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.
Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia