Lipa Yai is a Thai strain of the Psilocye Cubensis strain This popular magic mushroom is a close relative of the famous Koh Samui shroom and was collected around the same area. Today, the Koh Samui strain is significantly more popular (for reasons unknown).
More specifically, Lipa Yai was discovered in a small town called Lipa Yai sometime in the early 1990s. It was discovered by the legendary Mushroom John Allen — a man responsible for collecting dozens of popular strains still in circulation today on his infamous trip through Southeast Asia.
Unsurprisingly, Lipa Yai is very similar to the Koh Samui strain — but with a few key differences.
For example, the Koh Samui strain is famous for producing “fatasses” (short stumpy shrooms), whereas the Lipa Yai strain has a higher affinity for producing tall slim fruiting bodies. Although slimmer, Lipa Yai shrooms aren’t small. They’re medium to large with big saucer-like caps that are light to dark brown.