Observation 173977: Neolentinus lepideus (Fr.) Redhead & Ginns

When: 2014-08-14

Collection location: Izmaylovsky Park, Moscow, Russia [Click for map]

Who: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)

No specimen available

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Treated railroad ties
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-14 20:10:13 PDT (-0700)

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 13:24:33 PDT (-0700)

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 09:38:28 PDT (-0700)

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

Created: 2014-08-14 07:41:16 PDT (-0700)
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