Collection location: Popocatépetl, Puebla, Mexico [Click for map]
These ladies were selling edible mushrooms by the side of the road. They had several Russula species, Amanita section Validae, Amanita rubescens group, Suillus, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, Laccaria, and several Gymnopus species.
I bought a large Boletus edulis for 20 pesos ($1.50).
I showed them the mushrooms I had found and they said that some of them were poisonous, pointing to the Psilocybe muliercula.
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Hi Alan, thanks so much! As Tuberale said, it is really interesting to see what others are eating and selling, and how they prepare them. I’m curious to know what kind of area and forest/field/landscape they were picking that selection from. Was it riparian at all, or a hillside that caught the fogs and dews better others? i’m also curious about soils. That little orange mushroom in the bag looks like a version of cantherellus. I’ll be curious to know if any chanterelles are native to Mexico. Thanks again!
Yes, they said they saute them. They eat A. flavoconia, something that looks like rubescens, section Vaginatae and some members of section Vaidae that look like flavoconia but are more brown in the cap.
Always interesting to see what other cultures are eating … and selling.
Psilocybe muliercula poisonous, eh? Sophisticated, too.
Did you make any inquires about the Amanitas?
Created: 2012-07-05 16:42:18 EDT (-0400)
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