Observation 9901: Mixed collection

When: 2008-08-23

Collection location: Canada [Click for map]

Who: arcticshrrom (arctic_shroom)

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few wild mushroom from northern canada.
are these edible?

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7 Genus represented
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-26 16:00:22 PDT (-0700)

Are these edible? All mushrooms are edible … once. Even those deadly poisonous species can be eaten once. So the answer to your question is, yes. Your photo appears to show at least 7 different genus to my eye. I won’t tell you which ones are which, but do spend some time looking up these genus names: Leccinum, Suillus, Russula, Lacarius, Cortinarius, Fuscoboletus, Tricholoma. You have at least one mushroom that is probably poisonous, so please, don’t eat them until you can separate them better! An excellent book for you (and a wonderful book for me!) is Mushrooms of Northwest North America by Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen. Includes some of the best watercolors of mushrooms I’ve seen, often more telling than color photographs of fresh mushrooms.

all mushrooms are edible…
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-08-23 09:36:25 PDT (-0700)

That is a nice photo with at least five different kinds of mushroom present. Some of them look like good edibles, and others are probably poisonous. If you are interested in eating any of them, you should segregate them into specific kinds and make an observation for each kind.

It’s dangerous to make IDs on mixed collections – “the ones in the top left corner are …”, because of potential confusion about which mushrooms are being referred to in the ID.

Created: 2008-08-23 09:17:34 PDT (-0700)
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