Observation 10250: Fistulina hepatica (Schaeff.) With.

When: 2008-07-26

Collection location: Pink Beds Trail, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


Note slice of marbled mushroom “meat”.

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Beef or Liver?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-08-31 18:01:56 EDT (-0400)

Nice shot of the marbled flesh! I think the Latin “hepatica” better describes the appearance of these juicy slabs of Oak-meat than does the English “beef steak”. I wonder why it was not named “Liver Polypore”.

Have you ever eaten one of these? I tried it once and found the sautéed flesh to be nothing at all like beef or liver. If I remember correctly, it was tough and a little bit sour.

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