Observation 24129: Retiboletus ornatipes (Peck) Manfr. Binder & Bresinsky

When: 2009-08-08

Collection location: Eastern Long Island, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: mike (lesnik)

No specimen available

Hello. Just found this mushroom and few other alike. Suspect they are
uneatable, at least worms did not try any one of them which is a good sign
of useful mushrooms.



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Bitter taste
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-09 22:27:31 CDT (-0400)

That is a feature of R. ornatipes. The more yellow pigment the more bitter it tastes. The more gray brown the milder the taste. As for wax caps, Hygrophorus are mycorrhizal and generally larger than their usually non mycorrhizal cousins.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-09 22:13:03 CDT (-0400)

Hygrocybe and Hygrophorus either synonyms, or the result of a recent splitting? Lincoff has everything from both in Hygrophorus. The significance being, if Hygrocybe and Hygrophorus can’t be readily distinguished by field characters, then it is not true that all hygrophoroid-as-assessed-in-the-field mushrooms are nonpoisonous.

H. conica
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-09 11:01:44 CDT (-0400)

is Hygrocybe, not Hygrophorus..

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-08 22:17:36 CDT (-0400)

…my field guide lists H. conica as poisonous.

Don’t ever rely on animals not eating shrooms or eating them;
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-08 17:23:07 CDT (-0400)

this can be very fraudulous and sometimes even deadly; compare A. bisporigera and the like who are preferred food for slugs and snails and stuff and are actually deadly poisonous! There’s no other way of avoiding poisoning than get known to each and every species by yourself and thoroughly … but you can get much help in knowing this genera-wise. E.g. if you know Hygrophorus for sure you know there are no poisonous mushies in this genus …

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