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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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Lactarius subdulcis

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 subdulcis Bull. Edible.

Cap feels like chammy cloth, dry cinnamon brown, light yellow brown rarely dark brown, 1-5 cm widen thin, in the beginning somewhat convex later with a dip in the middle. Gills: pale reddish - white. Milk: white, mild. Stem: coloured the same as the cap, but a bit paler. 1-3 cm high, thin, sometimes thickening in the middle. In the young stages covered with a layer that looks like hoar frost, later reddish and then hollow. Plentiful in the fall in woods.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Poison Pie

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.

Poison Pie Hebeloma crustiliniformis Bull.; Hebeloma fastibile Pers.; Poison Pie. Hebeloma Crustuliniforme. See Pg. 224 "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada"

Cap is convex at a young stage, after flat up to 8 cm wide, slimy, first whitish or chamois yellow. on the side …… (illegible) free, gills are attached close, pale white or cinnamon brown, sweating droplets. Stem: solid, then hollow, whitish. If the fungus is cut lengthwise from cap to stem a piece of the cap will be visible, hanging down in the hollow part of the stem. The smell is disgusting. Grows in woods everywhere.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Inocybe geophylla

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.

Inocybe geophyllaPoisonous.

See Pg. 225 "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada".

Cap conical to bell shaped becoming flat. Up to 2cm wide, white, also lilac coloured, brownish brick red or yellow. Flesh is white, gills are attached, first white, later earth coloured. Stem up to 5cm tall, white, dusty. Late summer to fall in woods.

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