Common Edible & Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast by C. Leonard Fergus, Charles Fergus

By C. Leonard Fergus, Charles Fergus

Convenient in-the-field identity consultant positive factors the "Foolproof 5" contains a important identity flowchart The northeastern usa is domestic to a massive number of mushrooms--some scrumptious, a few lethal. this useful in-the-field advisor bargains id details for a few 50 mushrooms that mushroom hunters are probably to come across within the wild: Parasol Mushroom, scrumptious Lactarius, Sulphur Shelf, mammoth Puffball. It additionally positive aspects precise images illustrating the features to appear for whilst deciding upon mushrooms and traditional background information--where they develop, once they seem, and a number of the types they take.

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In some locales, deer have learned to feed on Laetiporns sulphureus. Toothed Fungi Hericium coralloides (Hydnum coralloides), the Comb Tooth (Edible). Late summer and fall. Fruiting body tufted, roundish, pure white becoming yellowish with age, 4 to 12 inches across; composed of many branches, which appear lacelike because of numerous delicate teeth that hang downward; teeth up to 3/4 inch long. Spore print white. Occurs singly, often on decaying stumps and logs of beech, maple, oak, and other trees.

Mushroom hunters often cook this flavorful mushroom with scrambled eggs; it is also excellent in soups, sauces, and gravies. In Britain, Coprinus comatus is dubbed the Lawyer's Wig. 34 Early stage of Coprinus atramentarius Coprinus atramentarius, the Inky Cap 35 Coprimis comatus, the Shaggy Mane An aging Coprimis comatus 36 Coprinus micaceus, the Mica Cap or Glistening Coprinus (Edible). Spring to fall. Cap 1 to 2 inches across, domelike or bellshaped, the margin furrowed or striated, tawny-yellow to reddish brown, glistening with shiny particles that gradually rub off or are rinsed away by rain.

Eating the Jack-ó-Lantern brings on severe gastric upset lasting for hours or days. Omphalotus olearius, the Jack-ó-Lantern 42 Omphalotus olearius Lentinus lepideus, the Scaly Mushroom or Train Wrecker (Edible). Late spring to fall. Cap 2 to 4 inches across, white or pale brown with brownish spotlike scales; stem 1 to 3 inches long, white, solid, sometimes with scales. Gill edges resemble saw-teeth. Odor like anise or licorice. Spore print white to pale yellowish. Usually occurs singly or in groups of two to four, on wood of conifers and hardwood trees, logs, posts, stumps, even creosoted railroad ties.

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