Observation 22424: Wynnea americana Thaxt.

This is one of the more oddest finds I have come up with to date. I have to say that the Plum orchard lake area seem to abound with so many different Mycological features. Its is very diverse. This was Growing in a Clump in the middle of a very old not used anymore Logging road. These fruiting bodies all come from an underground tuber or mass. IT was found Growing under Hemlock which where growing on both sides of the road. Taste sweet mild. Wondering if any one has ever tried to eat it. It seems worthy of cautious experimentation.

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Recognized by sight: Found growing in a nice clump near Eastern Hemlock
Used references: Audabon’s field guide to mushrooms page 345
Based on chemical features: Spore surface blacking in KOH over 30 min

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flesh type
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-06-22 17:07:39 PDT (-0700)

The flesh is more like a moral. There is not very much info out there for this species.

Yah, these are very cool!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-22 08:28:58 PDT (-0700)

and they grow from sclerotia. but eating them? good luck with that!

Moose Antlers!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-21 20:54:57 PDT (-0700)

I’ve always wanted to find those! Is the flesh rubbery like a wood-ear or brittle like a morel? They look like they might have some culinary potential. However, Arora notes that some closely related species have been found to contain Monomethylhydrazine.