Name: Gyromitra esculenta (Pers.) Fr.
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First person to use this name on MO: Darvin DeShazer
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Gyromitra esculenta

Author: (Pers.) Fr.

Citation: Summa veg. Scand., Section Post. (Stockholm): 346 (1849)


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Pezizomycetes

Order: Pezizales

Family: Discinaceae

Genus: Gyromitra

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Brown, brainlike cap on a white stem in spring-summer.1

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MMH is one metabolized form of Gyromitrin
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-07-13 10:06:26 EDT (-0400)

“The Morel Hunter’s Companion” by Nancy Smith Weber has a good
summation of the chemistry involved in Gyromitra toxins.

is it Gyromitrin or MMH ?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-07-12 21:28:10 EDT (-0400)

IS is it Gyromitrin or MMH that is boiled out of Gyromitra esculenta?

I have done some research and read form some google books and they say that it is MMH Monomethylhydrazine that is boiled out of Gyromita species but I thought that it is a product of metabolic hydrolysis and so therefore would not be found in the mushroom in that form(MMH) it would be found in the mushroom as Gyromitrin which boils at a higher temp.
What am I to think?
Can any one explain?

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