When: 2014-08-14

Collection location: Izmaylovsky Park, Moscow, Russia [Click for map]

Who: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)

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Treated railroad ties
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-14 23:10:13 CDT (-0400)

are said to be detoxified with Neolentinus. Some other polyaromatic hydrocarbons are broken down by the fungus as well, according to Science.com, an on-line database of scientific papers used by the EPA.

It is said to be edible
By: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)
2014-08-14 16:24:33 CDT (-0400)

but, since it most often grows on wooden railroad ties (well, where such still exist), rarely collected as far as I know. Its flesh is rather tough even in young fruit bodies (which are, from what I know, the only ones sometimes eaten) and the taste is said to be mediocre (I haven’t ever tried it).

is this
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-14 12:38:28 CDT (-0400)

commonly eaten in Russia, Dmitriy? Haven’t tried it myself, but N. ponderosa is eaten here.