Featuring mycology lessons, essays, and mushroom photographs and descriptions by Dianna Smith and a series of mycology articles by Bill Bakaitis
Flesh is white. Mycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially
beech. Can grow in fairy rings.
Can accumulate toxic arsenic, so don’t
collect in polluted sites. Has high protein content (39%) and is being studied
for its potential medicinal use.
Thick base and lower branches should be
cooked longer than outer blanches.