Firstly Psilocybe azurescens is a species of psychedelic mushroom whose main active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin. It is among the most potent of the tryptamine-bearing mushrooms, containing up to 1.8% psilocybin, 0.5% psilocin, and 0.4% baeocystin by dry weight, averaging to about 1.1% psilocybin and 0.15% psilocin. It belongs to the family Hymenogastraceae in the order of Agaricales.
The cap (pileus) of Psilocybe azurescens is 30–100 mm in breadth, conic to raised, growing to comprehensively arched and in the long run leveling with age with an articulated, diligent broad umbo; surface smooth, viscous when damp, secured by a distinct gelatinous pellicle; chestnut to ochraceous earthy colored to caramel in shading, frequently getting hollowed with dim blue or pale blue dark zones, hygrophanous, blurring to light straw tone in drying, emphatically wounding blue when harmed; edge even, in some cases sporadic and dissolved at development, marginally incurved from the outset, soon decurved, straightening with development, clear striate and regularly leaving a fibrillose annular zone in the upper locales of the stipe.
Following the lamellae climbing, sinuate to adnate, earthy colors, frequently recolor into the dark and harmed, close, with two levels of lamellulae, mottled, edges whitish. Also, the spore print is dull and purplish earthy color to purplish dark in mass. further, the stipe is 90–200 mm long and 3–6 mm thick, satiny white, shabby earthy colored from the base or in age, empty at development, and made out of curved, cartilaginous tissue.
The base of the stipe thickens downwards, frequently bent, and describe by coarse white airborne tufts of mycelium, regularly with sky blue tones. The mycelium encompassing the stipe base is densely rhizomorphic (i.e., root-like), smooth white, steadily holding the wood chips together, firmly wounding somewhat blue upon aggravation. The organism is scentless to somewhat farinaceous, and its taste is incredibly harsh.