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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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Hypholoma fasciculare

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.

Hypholoma fasciculare Huds. Agaricus fascicularis Huds. Poisonous.

See Pg. 201 Sulphur Tuft - Hypholoma fasciculare "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada". Also See Pg. 202 Hypholoma capnoides.

Cap: up to the size of a "Taler" (coin), thin and knobbed and feels greasy to the touch. Brownish towards the middle, convex, towards the edge yellow. Stem: hollow, thin, bent, about the length of a finger, yellow. Flesh: sulphur yellow with disgusting bitter taste. Grows from summer to fall on old stumps. Can be mistaken by the uninitiated for Hypholoma capnoides but the colour of the cap and of the gills is different and so is the taste.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Tricholoma albo-brunneum

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.

Tricholoma albo-brunneum Pers. Edible.

Cap: brown, fleshy, flat, convex as it ages, up to 0,07 (sic) wide. At a young stage it is sticky, but later dry with fine stripes going from the middle outward. Gills: close together, white, later brown. Stem: thick, up to 0,07 (sic) high, scaly near the top, whiteish, turning brownish near the ground. Often hollow in maturity. Autumn, found frequently in woods. In Austria it is being eaten despite the bitter taste.

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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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