Observation 20461: Peziza proteana var. sparassoides
When: 2009-04-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Slightly dried out specimen, found under a burnt madrone nearby many Morchella sp. It measures about 7" and smells like a morel, but the size and involuted stem with cap that could just be dried stem tissue make me question if it should be added to my dinner…

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Can you eat it?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-04-23 12:56:07 CDT (-0400)

Can you eat it? Of course, just open your mouth and start chewing. Works for lots of stuff, paper, wood, dirt, leaves…

ah, the age old question, but can we eat it?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-23 11:54:28 CDT (-0400)

Check out the BAMS list, JH, for an extensive analysis on this peculiar and fascinating fungus, from Oron’s first shared discovery to our stumbling pathways to ID and issues of edibility. I am not certain that any of the “edibilty” reports were firsthand, and we all know how unreliable edibility information from fieldguides can be! Take Verpa bohemica, for example…

Link to thread here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/...

is it edilbe?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-04-22 17:33:56 CDT (-0400)
more here than meets the eye…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-22 17:26:09 CDT (-0400)

superficially like a deformed morel, multi-chambered like a sparrasis, how bizarre that it turns out to be an unusual morph of a Peziza! Dimitar provided an excellant link on the BAMS list to a paper on this mushroom and its possible developmental origins:


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