Monday, November 23, 2009

Orange Mock Oyster

Orange Mock Oyster, Phyllotopsis nidulans, is pretty to look at, but that's about all it has going for it. Field guidebooks describe it as having a disagreeable odor and taste, but I couldn't distinguish any bad smell or taste. Nevertheless, it is considered to have no culinary value. The top is noticeably fuzzy. After drying the gills are a vivid orange.

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