Top 20 edible fungi

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at ipns.com
Tue Sep 4 17:51:12 EST 2001


20 Top Edibles

>From Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, Summer, 2001, comes an
article by Patrick Hamilton ranking the top 20 edibles ranked from
readers.

It is an interesting read. And one which begs a similar response in
these ng's.

Where do your top edibles fit in this list? What do you enjoy that
isn't here?

Top 28 species:

Boletus edulis
Boletus appendiculatus
Craterellus cornucopioides
Craterellus fallax
Morchella spp.
Tricholoma flavovirens
Laetiporus sulphureus
Grifola frondosa
Dentinum repandum
Dentinum umbilicatum
Sparassis spp.
Cantharellus cibarius
Cantharellus formosus
Gyromitra gigas
Lactarius spp.
Clitocybe nuda
Tricholoma magnivelare
Lepiota procra
Macrolepiota rachodes
Russula xerampelina
Tuber melanosporum
Marasmius oreades
Agaricus augustus
Agaricus campestris
Agaricus bitorquis
Agaricus crocodilinus
Agaricus lilaceps
Agaricus arevensis

Others:

Lyophyllum decastes
Phaeolepiota aurea
Rozites caperata
Hypholoma capnoides
Morchella elata
Morchella esculenta
Amanita pachycolea
Boletus mirabilis
Coprinus comatus
Albatrellus pescaprae (or ellisii)
Hericium erinaceus
Ustilago maydis
Amanita velosa
Flammulina velutipes
Laccaria laccata
Armillaria straminea
Pleurotus pulmonarius
Hygrophorus subalpinus
Pezizia phyllogena
Mycenastrum corium
Gomphidius subroseus
Suillus grevillei
Camarophyllus pratensis
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Italian porcini (still Boletus edulis, I believe)
Fistulina hepatica
Stropharia rugosoannulata
Gyroporus cyanescens
Cantharellus umbonata
Psilocybe semilanceata
Psilocybe cyanescens
Psilocybe azurescens
Psilocybe strictipes
Psilocybe cubensis
Psilocybe weilii
Psilocybe pelliculosa
Agaricus blazei
Hypsizgus marmoreus
Pholiota nameko
Amanita muscaria
Morchella atrotomentosa
Tuber magnatum
Polyzellus multiplex
Cantharellus cibarius
Boletus barrowsii
Gyromitra esculenta
Agaricus haemorrhoidarius
Agaricus arvensis
Agaricus rodmani
Amanita vaginata
Calbovista subsculpta
Calvatia sculpta
Calvatia maxima
Cantharellus infundibuliformis
Cantharellus tubaeformis
Clathurs ruber
Clitopilus prunulus
Coprinus (misidentified as Comatus) atramentarius
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus micaceus
Helvella lacunosa
Hericium abietis
Hericium coralloides
Hericium ramosum
Hypomyces lactifluorum
Lactarius fragilis
Lactarius indigo
Laetiporus sulphureus
Leccinum aurantiacum
Leccinum insigne
Lyophyllum decastes
Marasmius oreades
Phallus ravenlii
Polyozellus multiplex
Sparassis radicata
Sparassis crispa
Suillus brevipes

Finally, from Gary Lincoff comes this list - complete with common
names:

Cantharellus longisporus - African red-capped chanterelle
Cordyceps sinensis - Chinese caterpillar mushroom
Cyttaria darwinii -- Darwin's "Beagle" mushroom
Dictophora rubra - White-netted, red-volva stinkhorn
Mycoleptodonoides aithisonii - Shelving Asian tooth fungus
Psathyrella sp. - Haitian djon-djon mushroom
Terfezia leonis - desert truffle
Termitomyces robustus - termite mushrooms
Thelephora ganba jun - Yunnan Province vase fungus
Ustilago maydis (huitlacoche) - Corn smut

Total actual list: 114 species (more or less)

Biggest surprise: Tuber magnatum, considered by price and European
acclaim to be the best fungus of any, appeared only once on the list.
Tuber gibbosum didn't appear even once. And Tuber melanosporum
appeared only on two lists!

Posted as a courtesy by
Daniel B. Wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com




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