Observation 128471: Hydnum repandum L.
When: 2012-08-30
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No laughter here.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-14 09:36:20 CST (-0500)

Lepista nuda and Clitocybe nebularis are nauseous. Especially the latter is like vomiting to me. I cannot understand people who are eating this.
You must have Hygrophorus species down there. Maybe not my faves though. Hygrophorus lucorum is another symbiont with Larix. You should look under these trees in November-February. They are beautifully yellow. And Hygrophorus hypothejus is with Pinus but seems to be rare. I only have one location where they are in huge masses every year and hope this will remain undestroyed.

You must have
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-14 09:29:41 CST (-0500)

an exquisite taste :))

Hygrophorus must be hidding from me, because I didn’t see any one here. Morchellas… hum, how sorry I am… when I bought this house I saw ones in the backyard, but I thought it was crap, so I cleaned it up… years later I read that it was Morchellas. I haven’t seen any one since then. Cantharellus friesii… bah, I don’t know what is that… let’s search…I think that I am more ecletic than you but some smells detain me, one of them, and please don’t laugh, is the smell of C. nuda.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-14 08:58:32 CST (-0500)

would point to rufescens which also is smaller than repandum with a thinner stipe.
Hydnum rufescens was abundant in Umbria, Italy, in November 2008 during my stay there. So chances are quite good for you to confront it.

Hm, I have to admit I also do not like Agaricus species. I prefer mushrooms with a decent taste not that obviously fungy or mushroomy. That’s not my cup of fungus so to speak ;)

My faves are Hygrophorus lucorum, Hygrophorus hypothejus, Amanita caesarea, Morchella spp., some Boletes, Cantharellus friesii and some more.

I never used
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-14 08:38:10 CST (-0500)

to like them, because of the strong flavour, but this year I experimented to pickle them and they surprised me… the texture after pickle process seems of agaricus, the flavour is obviously vinager or whatever condiment is used to temper.

I only saw ones once which raised doubt, they were small,orangish and the spines very short but my photos are crap.

It is not that easy.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-14 08:11:01 CST (-0500)

It is easy with H. rufescens and albidum alone by color if they are in perfect stage. Furthermore H. rufescens almost looks like a nail or like a T whereas the other Hydni have more or less decurrent hymenia. H. ellipsosporum has different spines but you need experience to tell that, besides the spores are more ellipsoid as the name suggests. I do not think this one is growing in Portugal.

Hm, for me they all taste like soap and when they get older they are bitterish.

I think
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-14 08:04:43 CST (-0500)

that I’m not able to distinguish that species, I have some photos that I will post to see.

Why don’t you like to eat them?

I do not like them eating-wise
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-13 20:13:31 CST (-0500)

but there are some rare ones where I live. I do not know which one I have posted yet for my photos being that much. But you can look through the pics of one. I regularly find Hydnum albidum which is quite rare here, Hydnum repandum, Hydnum rufescens which is getting more and more common and the very rare recently described Hydnum ellipsosporum which I saw twice or thrice (two times in Austria and once 2004 in Eastern Germany).

Great year
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-13 20:04:12 CST (-0500)

for these ones… I made a lot of pickles. Found them with Cantharellus cibarius in arcs or fairy rings. I read that H. repandum has been recently placed as a relative of Cantharellus, that’s why they were so close rs…

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