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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2020, 08:33:56 »
Wow, Francis, Lars and Massimo collectively offer amazing series of mushrooms!  Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Akira!

More pictures to come, as this fall the mushroom presence in woods has been massive.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2020, 14:40:24 »
@ Lars
@ Akira

Thanks for commenting.

@ Massimo : very similar mushrooms your are showing !  ???

Below :

Boletus pinicola (left)
Boletus edulis (twinted, top right)

Definitely my fav wild mushrooms... :P
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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2020, 11:28:37 »
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@ Massimo : very similar mushrooms your are showing !  ???

Below :

Boletus pinicola (left)
Boletus edulis (twinted, top right)

Definitely my fav wild mushrooms... :P

Same here, definitely!

Boletus aereus and Boletus regius

The ones with the blackish cap and white tubes are B.aereus, the B.regius (quite rare in my area, first time I found it in 50 years) has a reddish tinge in the cap and yellow tubes.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2020, 11:42:20 »
Boletus aereus and Boletus regius

The ones with the blackish cap and white tubes are B.aereus, the B.regius (quite rare in my area, first time I found it in 50 years) has a reddish tinge in the cap and yellow tubes.

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Are these fungi "porcini"?
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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2020, 12:00:53 »
Are these fungi "porcini"?

In italian, yes! (meaning "little pigs"). But we have many other regional names (for example, Brisa, Bronzino, Ciupadello, Caponero, Moccicone, Mocciardone, Biodo, etc...)
For example, the B.aereus is known in France as Tête de nègre for the resemblance of the color to a black man's head.

Here's another one, same Boletus family, but not edible: it's called Strobilomyces strobilaceus aka Old Man of the Woods. Has the looks of a furry tortoise (imaginary animal...)

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2020, 19:06:51 »
In italian, yes! (meaning "little pigs"). But we have many other regional names (for example, Brisa, Bronzino, Ciupadello, Caponero, Moccicone, Mocciardone, Biodo, etc...)
For example, the B.aereus is known in France as Tête de nègre for the resemblance of the color to a black man's head.

Here's another one, same Boletus family, but not edible: it's called Strobilomyces strobilaceus aka Old Man of the Woods. Has the looks of a furry tortoise (imaginary animal...)

Ciao from Massimo

Maasimo, thank you for the details.  Here in Japan, the specialty autumn fungi from Italy is mostly known as "Porcini".  I have tasted them and love them!
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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2020, 09:05:55 »
Maasimo, thank you for the details.  Here in Japan, the specialty autumn fungi from Italy is mostly known as "Porcini".  I have tasted them and love them!

Only these four species will have the honor of being called Porcini, two of them are depicted in Francis' above photo, one of them in one of mine:
Boletus aereus
Boletus edulis
Boletus pinicola
Boletus reticulatus (aka B.aestivalis)

but then you may encounter a mushroom picker that will tell you he collected Porcini in the morning, and the next inevitable question is "the real ones?" ;) Mushroom pickers are like fishermen...

A group of mushrooms with no food value, but a beautiful composition (Mycena renati aka Beautiful Bonnet)

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2020, 10:23:05 »
Beautiful structure Massimo

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2020, 17:18:04 »
Beautiful structure Massimo

Indeed, yes.  Thank you for the additional explanation, Massimo!
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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2020, 17:59:56 »
Thanks, Akira and Paco!

Here's the underside of three wild Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) with the gills giving a nice optical effect.
BTW, this is one of the few wild mushrooms which can be cultivated. Taste is not the same as the wild ones...

Ciao from Massimo
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