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Offline Stickhead

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Can anybody ID this mushroom? - update: DON’T EAT THIS!!
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:55:44 am »
Every summer, there’s a group of these mushrooms growing in the same spot.  I’m having trouble identifying them.  They’re 5-10” in diameter.  Does anybody know what they are?



It turned out that these are not “Parasols,” but “False Parasols” a.k.a. “Vomiters.”  I cooked some up and thought I was fine, but after about six hours, I was VERY sick.  All okay now.  It’s not a liver-endangering toxic variety, but made for a bad night.

DON’T EAT THIS!!
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Offline AndrewS

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Re: Can anybody ID this mushroom?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 01:59:51 am »
Giant umbrella mushroom (parasol)
Is the ring on the stem movable?
If so, is it a parasol.

Macrolepiota procera is the latin name.

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Re: Can anybody ID this mushroom?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 09:25:47 am »
Giant umbrella mushroom (parasol)
Is the ring on the stem movable?
If so, is it a parasol.

Macrolepiota procera is the latin name.

Aha!  Thanks, Andrew!  That jives with literature, and yes, the ring moves.  So it’s considered “choice edible.”  Unfortunately, somebody just mowed over them before I learned this.  Oh, well.  They’ll be back.

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Re: Can anybody ID this mushroom?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 09:32:50 am »
Giant umbrella mushroom (parasol)
Is the ring on the stem movable?
If so, is it a parasol.

Macrolepiota procera is the latin name.

Aha!  Thanks, Andrew!  That jives with literature, and yes, the ring moves.  So it’s considered “choice edible.”  Unfortunately, somebody just mowed over them before I learned this.  Oh, well.  They’ll be back.

yup, my mushrooms always seem to come back. gosh darn buggers  ;)
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Re: Can anybody ID this mushroom?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 08:49:56 am »
Most of the parasol I found, I dried, then crushed to a powder. I use the powder for the sauce tasting a little bit like mushroooms... ;)

Today I will make that "chicken of the woods"...