Vintage Mushroom Study Model showing the growth stages of Agaricus campestris, a widely eaten gilled mushroom closely related to the cultivated button mushroom. It is commonly known as the field mushroom and is widely collected and eaten, even by those who would not normally eat wild mushrooms. This mushroom is not commercially cultivated on account of its fast maturing and short shelf-life. In flavor and texture, this mushroom is almost identical to the white button mushroom available in grocery stores. It is extremely similar in looks to the deadly Amanita bisporigera which has led to fatal fungus poisoning. In the past, slices of this mushroom were applied to scalds and burns for healing. This study stands 10cms tall and is beautifully presented on a wooden base. A very striking study – see other items for more examples.