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September 2010

Hemlock varnish shelf mushrooms. Somers, New York, November 2009

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(9):791. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.148

Photographer: Peter F. Belamarich, MD, Bronx, New York, November 2009.

These mushrooms are closely related to the Reishi mushroom, a source of traditional Chinese medicine now being tested for asthma treatment in the United States (in combination with other traditional medicines).