Wild Edible Mushroom: Parasitic Bolete

I wish I had found this in the field. It was part of the collection on display at the NEMF foray.

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The parasitic bolete (Pseudoboletus parasiticus) grows on Schleroderma citrinus. The schleroderma, which looks like a scruffy puffball, is not edible.

If this were my field find, I’d have tried eating the parasitic bolete. But all I could do at NEMF is observe and study this curiosity.

Bill Bakaitis says that there are no straight lines in nature. That’s a great metaphor. I am in awe that nature can create an edible mushroom growing from a non edible mushroom.

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    1. SIYAVUSH October 5, 2009 at 2:26 PM #

      IS THAT AN EATEBL MASHRUM CAS I GAT LIKE A 100 GROWING BY MY HOUS.

    2. JJ Murphy October 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM #

      The bolete, the mushroom with a cap, pores and stem, is edible.

      The rounded or oval schleroderma, which has no cap or stem, is NOT edible.

      You should not eat ANY mushroom that you cannot positively identify. So take the time to consult field identification guides, make a spore print, and join a mushroom club, if possible.

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