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The News Minute| December 13, 2014| 4.25 pm IST

Hallucinogenic mushrooms or 'Magic Mushrooms' were found in Queen Elizabeth II's garden in Buckingham Palace. The mushrooms, known to have hallucinogenic effects when consumed were found by a filmmaking crew who were shooting a gardening show for television. 

The host of the gardening show,  Alan Titchmarsh, and his crew brought to the notice of the Palace. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson later confirmed their find, and said that the Amanita muscaria, as it is known in botanical terms, is one of many different kinds of fungi that can be found in the Palace's gardens. 

The spokesperson also stated however, that the fungi has never been used in the Palace kitchens nor has it been consumed by its residents, aka the Royal family. 

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