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Are Helvella eatable

Peter Oei poei at antenna.nl
Thu May 30 02:56:40 EST 2002

There is an interesting story about poisons in Helvella lacunosa, in which a
group of eight people found a very large Morchella esculanta (the name
suggests edibility
). They gave the mushroom to the cook of their hotel. He
(the cook) cooked it thoroughly, but unfortunately he was bending over the
oven too often and inhaled the evaporating poison. Within a week the cook
was dead, but the group survived

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