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Summer Mushroom Foraging - Old Man Of The Woods Bitter Bolete Chestnut Bolete And Russula


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Summer mushroom foraging for old man of the woods, bitter bolete, chestnut bolete, and russula. Scientific names are, respectively, Strobilomyces floccopus, Tylopilus feIleus, Gyroporus castaneus, and likely Russula emetica.Old man of the woods bolete is fairly unique as the cap has a grey to black hairy appearance and grey pores which bruise red and finally stain black when rubbed with the edge of a knife. Old man of the woods is considered an edible mushroom.Bitter bolete is a common summer mushroom. Bitter boletes are often confused with King bolete (Boletus edulis) a gourmet edible fungi. Like the name implies bitter boletes taste bitter and belong in a different genus then king boletes, Tylopilus. Bitter bolete has a different colored spore print than king bolete.Chestnut boletes are a choice wild edible mushroom and easy to identify. Among other characteristics, chestnut bolete has a hollow pithy stem which appears to be filled with cotton.There are many other choice edible bolete mushrooms growing in both summer and fall, so it's good to be able to identify them. Some boletes are toxic, so it's important to be able to identify an edible bolete. Boletes are easy to identify to family because of tiny pores on the underside of the cap, which are similar to polypore fungi. I have a bit of a hard time identifying certain russula mushrooms as there are many species, so I generally don't harvest them. Some russula are toxic. The physical characteristics of russulas closely resemble one another. But, russula are a common fungi found in the summer woodlands so I wanted to show at least one for reference. Russula come in many different colors,and sizes, and grow in a variety of habitats. Russula are easy to identify to genera, but more difficult to identify to exact species.To see more of this summer mushroom foraging series, including harvesting chanterelles and lactarius, along with other mushroom hunting and identification videos click here http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL122A6E3339A70090To see mushroom, plant, and outdoor photos, field guides I use, and other interesting stuff visit me on Facebook www.facebook.com/michigan.wildernessThanks for watching, commenting, subscribing to, and supporting this channel. If you like this video please give a thumbs up and share it with others. If you have any questions or tips please leave a comment.



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