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The Transkei magic mushroom strain originated in South Africa, and is the one of the only mushrooms of the Cubensis genus known to grow on the African continent. Terrence Mckenna's "Stoned Ape Theory" refers to shrooms being one catalyst for the doubling of the human brain size in under 1,000,000 years, it is very possible this is one of the magic mushrooms early hominids were consuming.
It is a moderately potent stain that produces bodily vibration, sensory stimulation, euphoria, and light visuals, and a sense of social connection (very similar to the Malabar Strain). It is a great strain for beginners, and often refered to as 'versatile' or well suited to any application.
Transkei mushrooms are often a lighter coloration, with a thin, long, white asparagus-like stalk and a small caramel to golden yellow coloured cap. This strain typically has light sporulation and moderate yield.
Cap: 50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex at maturity occasionally with acute umbo. Light yellow to golden caramel. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.
Stem: 75-125 mm in length, yellowish to 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