Fungi forum: What fungi is this?

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SamVT
Aug 20, 2017 3:10 PM CST
Any help would be appreciated...thanks!
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 21, 2017 8:03 PM CST
Probably best to contact your extension service through the university
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Wyoming (Zone 4a)
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Ape_Goblin
Jan 11, 2018 12:22 PM CST
It has pores instead of gills, right? Looks like some sort of bolete
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Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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fwmosher
Jan 22, 2018 1:33 PM CST
SamVT: Hello from Nova Scotia. From the picture, I am quite certain that instead of gills under the hood, it has a sponge. That puts it in the category of
"Boletus"! Almost all Boletus are edible, (there are a couple of poisonous ones, but I have never seen them on the East Coast),but here is the key for taste: Before you take the spongy material out, because one just cooks the hoods/caps with this species, just draw a tool of some type through it, and if it shows blue quite quickly, it is not the preferred type. Some books claim it may have a very mild hallucinatory effect (not like "Magic Mushrooms")! I have eaten all kinds including those that show blue, and I did not notice any difference. Could have been the Chardonnay or Rum! LOL. However, there is another really choice Boletus: Boletus Edulis! Google it. Exceptional! Cheers! NOTE: Usually where you find Boletus, particularly in coastal regions, there is a great chance of finding Chanterelles. Absolutely a gourmet, nutty flavoured mushroom. Google it as well! Bright gold coloured!

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