dating from of vernacular name "lyberty cap"
morlie at swing.be
Mon Jul 21 03:34:30 EST 2003
(Forgive my English , I am Belgian)
my question is:
"was the "Psilocybe semilanceata" called "liberty cap" between years
1900 - 1930 or before. On the contrary is it a recent "vernacular name"?
Can you send me your quote for the earlier reference you could find. ( I
found nothing in Oxford complete), I believe its easier with old English or
American book about mycology?
"liberty cap " came from the shape of the French revolution "bonnet
Phrygian" ( fool's cap) symbol of liberty for former slave in Roman Empire,
and Masonic "liberty cap" US ten cent coin.
Best regards to all of you
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