Collected in a clear cellophane bag marked “Product of Korea”, so am guessing it was imported. Base of some mushrooms show a sawdust/bran mixture that it was growing out of, and Stamets notes it grows readily on an alder/bran sawdust combination, similar to Lentinula edodes, Pleurotus ostreatus, and a host of other lignicolous mushrooms. I have dried the caps for potential spore use later, and have sliced and diced the stipes (what huge stipes!) for later consumption. This species likes warmer temperatures to fruit (60-70 degrees, 85-90% humidity for 4-8 days to iniate fruiting). Apparently commercial grown in Europe as well as Asia, and the aroma was very nice. This bag of 14 oz. cost me US$3.99, so perhaps $4.50/lb. I’m looking forward to eating it!

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-19 12:40:56 CDT (-0500)

uncheck “Collection Location” for those observations where the original location is unknown. As of now, everything from the Fall OMS shows and obs like these show up on the Portland, OR distribution map as though they actually grow in Portland.