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Observed: 9th October 2010 By: dogwalker70048

Found growing next to each other. Probably commonish toadstools but I thought I'd check!


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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The poisonous species also

The poisonous species also contains the powerful hallucinogen mescaline which causes users amongst other things causes users to believe they are flying - hence the references in Alice in Wonderland. Siberian shaman feed it to their reindeer (to remove the poisons) and drank the reindeer urine to help them go on spirit quest - they wore cloths in the holy colours of the fungi - red and white.
Now who can we think of who is an old man with a big white beard, red clothes with a white trim and flying reindeer?