Notes: Fruiting in dense(caespitose) cluster from the top of a cut black cottonwood(Populus balsamifera var. trichocarpa) stump.
Very large, fresh specimens.
Riparian area of sportsmen state park.
Temp: upper 40’s, heavy rains last 24hrs.
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I wouldn’t eat those beauties! That’s a trophy collection.
I’ve never eaten Pholiota, and honestly I can’t imagine doing it.
We thought about it- but decided not to try them. All literature I’ve read about destructive Pholiota seems to point to the bland, or leaf litter tasting side of things… But they were dense, very firm and light. I’ve eaten many questionable species before like mature Polyporus squamosus when in the Midwest during summers(super lemon/citrus boot leather experience) and even some “edible” cortinarius spp.
Have you had any cooking experience with these? If so, let me know your method of prepping em ;-)
Much appreciated Rocky!
Never seen such a big flush of P. destruens! Must’ve been a tasty cottonwood. You didn’t keep any?
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