Hymenopellis furfuracea (Xerula furfuracea), ‘Beech Rooter’ (6 Photos and Description)

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Hymenopellis furfuracea (Xerula furfuracea) 

The “Beech Rooter” is an edible saprotroph that grows on wood debris or attached to roots of dead trees. It is known for its long, tapering ‘tap root’ which can extend a couple of feet or more into the ground.

There is no mushroom this could be confused with.

Some say this mushroom tastes like lobster! No toxic lookalikes.

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Hymenopellis furfuracea (Xerula furfuracea) 

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Hymenopellis furfuracea (Xerula furfuracea) 

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Hymenopellis furfuracea (Xerula furfuracea) 

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Hymenopellis furfuracea (Xerula furfuracea)