Observation 54499: Cymatoderma sclerotioides (Lloyd) D.A. Reid

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 14:12:56 EDT (-0400)

If you’re asking if it occurs in your area, probably not. Note the location. Ontario and the Amazon don’t likely share a great deal of flora or fauna.

thank , did I have chance to see it in ontario?
By: Jonathan M
2010-10-03 08:20:39 EDT (-0400)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 07:35:40 EDT (-0400)

is the only member of the tough, funnel-shaped, smooth-hymeniumed genus Cymatoderma which forms a sclerotium, otherwise known as a tuber or resting body. This tuber lies underground until conditions are right for the mushroom to fruit. Some can lay dormant underground for years before fruiting. The foodstuff known as Tuckahoe/Indian Bread (Wolfiporia extensa, formerly Poria cocos) of North Eastern Native American fame is one such sclerotium-forming fungus which happens to be a choice edible; a staple of the diets of those tribes who lived in and among its habitat.

what is that?
By: Jonathan M
2010-10-02 08:07:34 EDT (-0400)

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