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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Lactarius piperatus

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.

Lactarius piperatus. Edible.

See Pg. 309 Lactarius piperatus "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada"

Completely white. Cap: dry, plain, flat, sunk in the middle, thick, stiff, 5-14 cm wide. Gills: very close together, low and small sometimes split. Milk: white. Stem: 2-5 cm tall about 2 cm thick, meat white, tastes a bit peppery. The scent is not unpleasant. Though this fungus is counted among the edible varieties, it really does not taste very good. Even though its pepperyness disappears with long enough cooking or frying. Not rare, summer to fall in woods.

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