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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Russula virescens

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.

Russula virescens Schaeff. Edible.

See Pg. 312 Russula aeruginea “ Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada “.

Cap: greenish , at times turning toward yellow, covered with dark, adhering spots or warts,in the beginning almost round, later flattening out, knobby, at the edges thick and smooth. Gills: free, uneven, forked and fairly closely bunched. Stem: white, strong, slightly grooved, spongy and full. Fall in underbrush and under birch trees or conifers. This fungus has been seen as edible since the antiquities.

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