Observation 173977: Neolentinus lepideus (Fr.) Redhead & Ginns
When: 2014-08-14
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Treated railroad ties
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-14 22:10:13 COT (-0500)

are said to be detoxified with Neolentinus. Some other polyaromatic hydrocarbons are broken down by the fungus as well, according to Science.com, an on-line database of scientific papers used by the EPA.

It is said to be edible
By: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)
2014-08-14 15:24:33 COT (-0500)

but, since it most often grows on wooden railroad ties (well, where such still exist), rarely collected as far as I know. Its flesh is rather tough even in young fruit bodies (which are, from what I know, the only ones sometimes eaten) and the taste is said to be mediocre (I haven’t ever tried it).

is this
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-14 11:38:28 COT (-0500)

commonly eaten in Russia, Dmitriy? Haven’t tried it myself, but N. ponderosa is eaten here.

Created: 2014-08-14 09:41:16 COT (-0500)
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