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still curious about this ob. how did you obtain this? is it still being cultivated?
“Funcia di basilicu” (Pleurotus nebrodensis)
A mushroom which occurs explicity on limestone in Northern Sicily in an area of less than 100km^2, and then in fragmented populations. The fungus has a slow rate of reproduction, with less than 250 individuals reaching maturity every year. Its rarity makes it an expensive delicacy which in turn encourages mushroom gatherers.
According to the above blog post, the IUCN Red List included only two in 2010, of which this is one (the other is not, surprisingly, Bridgeoporus nobillisimus). A cursory search has shown that there doesn’t appear to be a comprehensive list of rare/endangered/threatened fungi anywhere. Time for a new species list…
On a separate note, how did you come across this species and how did you cultivate it? Looks a lot like P. eryngii from here.
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