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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Glasshead

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.

Glasshead. Hygrocybe ceracea Wulf. Edible.

See Pg. 271 "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada".

Cap and stem waxy yellow, shiny, Cap convex to flat, often finely striped, dry 2 - 3 cm across. Gills running downwards, broad almost triangular shape, yellow. Stalk 2 - 3 cm high, hollow, uneven in strength, often bent or pinched together. Colour is the same as the hat, paler near the bottom. Meat is yellow/white Smells faintly sweet Can be found in autumn on meadows and shallows.

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