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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Ashgray Goats’ Beard

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face. The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

Ashgray Goats’ Beard, Coral Mushroom. Clavaria cinerea Bull.; Corallium cinereum Hahn. Clavaria grisea Pers. Edible.

The stalk is short with numerous branches, breakable not hollow. Branches and smaller arms thickened, with individually different appearance, a bit wrinkly with coxcomb like points. The whole fungus is ashgray. Often in August, September in woods. It can be eaten but it is bitter.

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