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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Sidewalk Mushroom

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.

Sidewalk Mushroom. Agaricus pratensis L.; Psalliota pratensis Schaeff; Agaricus spodophyllus Krompholz. Edible.

Cap is first egg shaped, then broader, smooth or finely ribbed, whiteish - ashgray, with solid flesh up to 5cm wide. Gills: pointed in the front, rounded in the back ashgray, later brown, Stem: short thicker near the ground, plain with a simple ring around it which later falls off, around 4cm high. Delicious taste. In meadows and hardwood.

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