From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Rooted Boletus

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.

Rooted boletus, Root boletus. Boletus radicans Pers. Inedible.

Taste: unpleasantly bitter. Cap: rounded, thick, dry, thinning towards the outer edge, rolled inwards; olive gray, brown or pale yellow up to 0.007 wide. Tubes lemon yellow with yellow/green edges. Stem yellow often with reddish dots near the bottom, near the ground spreading root like, hairy, lemon yellow. Flesh is whitish, soft, when broken it quickly turns dark blue. Fall, in beech and oak woods.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: German Black Truffle

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.

German black truffle. Summer truffle. Tuber aestivum Vitt.; Tuber cibarium Sow.; Tuber nigrum All.

Rounded, black-brown with large multifaceted, pyramid like warts. The inside is whitish, marbled with short brownish and white veins. Spores are large, rounded, elliptical, light brown. Found in chalky clay soil across Germany. October until winter.

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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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Intro to Field ID Course, June 2018

12 Easy Genera: An Introduction to Field Identification of Mushrooms

Given by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chair of the MST Education Committee

Monday June 4th, 2018
In the Garden Hall at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
Doors open at 7:00 pm; the presentation begins at 7:30 pm

The Hall will be open at 7:00 pm for people who wish to bring in mushrooms for identification. This will be followed by a 2-hour PowerPoint presentation beginning at 7:30pm, focusing on common genera of gilled mushrooms, boletes and other fungi which can be identified fairly easily in the field. There will be a short break for refreshments.  

The course is available to MST members only (and their family members living at the same address) and will be limited to 70 participants.

Please register by May 28th, 2018. The cost of the course is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. Registration will be checked at the door. 

MST members may register on the course signup page.

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