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An early christmas find in California
    #3528371 - 12/21/04 05:54 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Welp, these are from a couple weeks ago...but I found a BUNCH of these suckers growing on a hill after a couple weeks worth of some MUCH needed rain in Southern California.

Does anyone know what they are, and if they are edible? Thanks again guys.








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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Chazzersize]
    #3528393 - 12/21/04 05:59 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

looks like a False (wooly) chantrelle to me... notice the gills. True chantrelles (which are delicious if you ever find some!) don't have true gills.


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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Psilygirl]
    #3528432 - 12/21/04 06:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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looks like a False (wooly) chantrelle to me... notice the gills. True chantrelles (which are delicious if you ever find some!) don't have true gills.




Hrm, the false chantrelles I've seen have a light red wooly exterior and are always more cone shaped. If it was closer to purple I'd say it's a blewit. Shrug.

Edit: I just found this pic I took this fall of the false wooly chantrelles, gomphus floccossus I think. Dunno if it helps.



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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: BitterPill]
    #3528804 - 12/21/04 08:14 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

yeah i only got started with edibles this past season, so I could definitely be wrong!


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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Chazzersize]
    #3528944 - 12/21/04 09:06 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

needs more description if you want a good ID

my first thought is Paxillus, if so the print would be brownish. none of the genus is worth eating, some are poisonous.

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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: spores]
    #3529500 - 12/21/04 11:59 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

blewit bitterpill? lmfao not a blewit...


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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: CptnGarden]
    #3529537 - 12/22/04 12:09 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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blewit bitterpill? lmfao not a blewit...




This is a blewit I found in the cascades this fall. Like I said, apart from the color they look similar. I've only hunted edibles a couple of times but that's my observation.






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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: BitterPill]
    #3529594 - 12/22/04 12:21 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Those were ID'd by the pugeot sound mycological society BTW. I was told they appear at the end of the edibles season when chantrelles are dying off. Blewits can in fact be that color at times also. Take a look:



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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Chazzersize]
    #3529787 - 12/22/04 12:55 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Hmmm...well bitter, it looks like the blewit you have in your pics...Any  use for them?



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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Chazzersize]
    #3529847 - 12/22/04 01:07 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Hmmm...well bitter, it looks like the blewit you have in your pics...Any use for them?




It does look similar but don't eat it yet. Take a spore print, hopefully it will turn out pale tan, something like this:

Blewits are among the tastiest edibles there are, though I've heard that some people have allergic reactions to them. I made stir frys and omlettes out of the ones in the photos, yumm.

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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Chazzersize]
    #3538717 - 12/24/04 12:09 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Be careful with those. They look too much like Omphalotus olivascens for me to consider eating...but they might glow in the dark.

Anyhow, check out the Jack-o-lantern mushrooms at:

http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Omphalotus_olivascens.html


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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: joemato]
    #3541975 - 12/25/04 01:26 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Be careful with those. They look too much like Omphalotus olivascens for me to consider eating...but they might glow in the dark.

Anyhow, check out the Jack-o-lantern mushrooms at:

http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Omphalotus_olivascens.html




Those do look similar, that's good advice joe.

Did you ever get a spore print from these?

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Re: An early christmas find in California [Re: Chazzersize]
    #3544154 - 12/26/04 02:44 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

well they appear to be a type of Agarics (Gilled Mushrooms)

if the gills exuded any milk then i would assume they are a type of Lactarius

tough call tho

we would need more information,
and a spore print


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