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Amanita muscarius, (Gibson, 289)

Gibson, W. Hamilton. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895. Print.

Artwork from nature :

the negative of the visible portion of the subsurface organic network. 

Though mushrooms are common, they are the fruiting body, which is only a glimpse of the entire organism that lies underground. As the reproductive vector like the grapes of a vine, the fruiting body opens and drops its spores in a pattern. This expression of the organism is a glimpse of a plexus, which has more depth than is readily apparent.