A unique species of magic mushroom has been discovered in the dense forests of Australia. Fungal genetics researcher Dr Alistair McTaggart from the University of Queensland has recently discovered the mysterious mushroom. He found this mushroom when he was examining soil samples taken from Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Examining the soil samples, they found DNA sequences from a Psilocybe fungus that had never been seen before. The previously unknown species belongs to the genus Psilocybe and contains such genes, making it one of the 200-odd species of mushroom. They naturally form a psychedelic compound called psilocybin.