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sprog



Joined: 28 Sep 2008
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Location: North Norfolk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 08 9:36 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

The Larch Boletes look very similar to Slippery Jacks S.luteus. A Polish friend showed me that with those as long as you peel the slippery skin off first, you can then successfully hang slices on thread (use large darning needle) and dry over boiler or wherever, as with other non-slimey boletes. If you don't peel the skin, they just turn to mouldy mush, I found.

jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 289
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 09 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

looking through the gallery noticed that there were no pics of St Georges (Calocybe gambosa) so here is a picture of some I found in April. Found these on a grass bank beside a road near Plymouth. One of the few spring time mushrooms & darn tasty it is too.
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slippery Jack



Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Posts: 34
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 09 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

See second entry page one of this thread

countryman69



Joined: 07 Jul 2012
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 12 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could anyone please tell me if these are edible as we have rather a lot. TIA









greenman



Joined: 05 Oct 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 13 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That looks like a Blackening Waxcap countryman (Hygrocybe conica), of questionable edibility but a lot of the waxcaps are edible and good, especially the meadow waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis) which should grow in similar habitats

Pyramus



Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 13 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you identify this mushroom seen recently in oak woodland?

Photo0519E001E001 by Andrew M Lewis, on Flickr

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 13 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andrew look at your pm box

jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 289
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 14 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Boletus aereus, the Dark Cep. Far less common than the normal Cep, though found in the same habitat at the same time of year. Dark brown cap, stipe is shorter, darker & oval rather than round cross-section. Flesh white, pores same colour as Cep. Very tasty.



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