Pine straw digesters?

Roger Roger at
Sat May 18 02:43:56 EST 1996

In article <319CBB79.47C1 at>
           lkbonham at "Louis K. Bonham" writes:

> Greetings from Houston, Texas.  Does anyone know of a fungus (preferably an 
> edible mushroom, but I'll use anything) that can digest pine needles and 
> tolerate the heat of the Texas Gulf Coast?  
> I have a bumper crop of pine straw this year, and the 6' mound on my compost 
> heap from last year has barely begun to decay!  

Boletus Granulatus. Often slug ridden but edible.
Gomphidius viscidus if you like eating cardboard.

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