rexs13 at hotmail.takethispartout.com
Thu Apr 13 19:06:16 EST 2000
Oxyporus nobilisimus is listed in the ROD. It has since been renamed
nobilisimus. Another interesting note: Bondarzewia montana was listed in the
ROD and has been renamed to Bondarzewia mesenterica. Source: "Handbook to
Strategy 1 Fungal Species in the Northwest Forest Plan," by Michael A.
Castellano, et. al., October 1999, USDA. I have found both of these fungi
I sometimes get just a little bit excited:
I have found numerous Tricholoma magnivelare buttons, Cantharellus formosus,
Hydnum repandum and Russula brevipes parasitized by Hypomyces lactifluorum
specimens each weighing over 1 pound.
The largest single fruiting body that I have found was a Sparassis
crispa in 1997. I was able to take about 67 percent of it (the rest was
part that I removed filled three "double" mushroom baskets (the large ones
in which Chanterelles are usually shipped) and weighed 41 pounds. Needless
to say, I have added that site to my list of areas to hunt. During the past
three fall seasons this site has also produced: Tricholoma magnivelare,
Boletus edulis, Boletus pulcherrimus, Gomphus clavatus, Gomphus floccosus,
Cantharellus formosus, Cantharellus infundibuliformis, Cantharellus
subalbidus, Russula brevipes, Russula xerampelina, Hydnum repandum,
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum, Cortinarius spp. (purple). I'm sure that I
overlooked other fungi as I was searching for edible species.
The largest truffle that I have found was a Tuber gibbosum var. autumnale
(1996). It weighed 1.25 pounds. The largest Leucangium carthusiana that I
have found tipped the scale at 1.12 pounds (1996).
The largest Morchella specimen that I found was a M. esculent, in 1985, that
measured 17.5 inches from base to tip. There were two other large ones there
but they were not fully intact. I had passed within 10 feet of these on
several other forays (they were probably smaller then). My friend, Glen,
photographed it before I cut it in half and stuffed it with crab, cheeses
and herbs then baked it. It was great.
I found a Boletus edulis(? the huge coastal bolete) in 1992 that weighed 6.8
pounds when intact. It would not fit in a 5 gallon bucket. After trimming
off the wormy parts I still had over 5 pounds of edible mushroom.
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