The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms: Fungi in folklore, superstition and traditional medicine

Explore the wonderful world of some of the most incredible natural forms on our planet – fungi.

At the centre of countless superstitions, folkloric tales and magical beliefs, as well as appearing in recipes and medicines both traditional and modern, mushrooms have incredible powers. Featuring images of over 100 fascinating species, sourced from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Magic of Mushrooms shows that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.

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