Featured Help identify please.

Discussion in 'Missouri' started by Jerad, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Jerad

    Jerad Morel Enthusiast

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    Can anyone lend a hand I found these today while clearing some invasive species off my land and I'm not sure exactly what type they are. Thanks
     

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  2. jasonl

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    Black staining polypore on the one with your hand in the pic
     

  3. Jerad

    Jerad Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks I was torn between that and hen of the woods. I have heard they are both delicious. I haven't had either. Only Morels.
     
  4. Ling

    Ling Morel Enthusiast

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    Is that called Hen of the Wood?
     
  5. trahn008

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    Berkeley Polypore
     
  6. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    No... Hen of the woods is Grifola Frondosa
    Black Staining Polypore is Meripilus Sumstinei
     
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  7. jack

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    I haven't tried it, but most say if it's a young fresh one, they're pretty tasty.
     
  8. shroomcrafter

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    I agree, black-staining polypores, for the first two photos. If you scratch them with your fingernail, the scratch will turn black in a few minutes. Found some last summer, someone on "Other Edibles" thread identified them for me. Youtube video showed how to trim them using just the outer fronds, and fry them. Delicious, similar to morels, I thought.
     
  9. Ling

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    Thank you