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'The mushrooms — familiar or dangerous' — a new showcase in the exhibitions of the NMNHS

2 May 2010 12:00

A new showcase, 'The mushrooms — familiar or dangerous,' can be seen in the exhibitions on the fourth floor at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia.

Briefly presented is kingdom Fungi — characteristics, distribution, and systematics. Photos and replicas show the most popular edible mushrooms and their poisonous counterparts, and how to distinguish them.

The life cycle of the mushrooms is also described — from a spore to fruiting body, and how the so-called 'fairy rings' are formed.

Using simple language, the role of fungi in nature is explained, as well as the necessity for their conservation.

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