Other Edible Mushrooms

Other Edible Mushrooms

Here is a list of some edible mushrooms.

Amanita cruzii

A new species from our NSF (National Science Foundation) sponsored a diversity study of fungi in the Dominican Republic.  The white covering and granular material are part of the universal veil that protects the young button as it matures.

Cyathus stercoreus

These are called “birds nest fungi” because of the resemblance to eggs in a nest. However, the “eggs” are the place where the spores are borne. They are “bounced out” by raindrops which hit into the “nest” as much as 8 or 9 feet away. The covering of the peridiole “egg” sloughs off and the spores germinate and reproduce the fungus.

Dictyophera indusiata v. lutescens

This species was collected and photographed by us in Korea. This is a stinkhorn and the green sticky material is where the spores are and it also gives off a very repugnant smell. The “skirt” attracts the insect and the smell leads it to the stinkhorn. The flies carry the spores to more humus material. The spores germinate and spread the fungus.  The fruiting body can be as much as 10 to 12 inches high.

Filoboletus manipularis

A typical mushroom one would find in a tropical rain forest. The spores are borne in the large pores beneath the pileus (cap). This mushroom was photographed in Thailand

Laternia triscapa

This stinkhorn from the Dominican Republic has the spores suspended under the arches like a lantern for which it is named. During wet weather, we have seen several hundred fruiting bodies fruiting in one small area

Pseudotulostoma volvata

This very strange fungus was described in a study by Dr. O.K. Miller and colleagues Dr’s Henkle, and James from Duke University. and Dr. Steve Miller from the University of Wyoming.  It grows under Dicymbe forest in a remote area of Guyana where Dr. Henkle, now from Humboldt State University, has a research project.

Staheliomyces cinctus

This is an unusual stinkhorn from Costa Rica. The spore bearing surface is the green band which appears to be constricting the mushroom. It also gives off a disagreeable smell and the spores are spread about as described for the Dictyophera

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