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In search of the elusive Mycologist.

Geoff Steckel - Sun BOS Hardware CONTRACTOR gsteckel at vergil.East.Sun.COM
Sun Mar 21 22:41:55 EST 1993

In article <kwm2.732679211 at crux1.cit.cornell.edu> kwm2 at crux2.cit.cornell.edu (Kenneth W. Mudge) writes:
>Be careful! Mentioning Aminitas in a posting about edible mushrooms might 
>suggest that they too are edible.  With few exceptions, Aminitas are
>extremely poisonous; they are however mycorrhizal, but what's that got to do
>with edibility? 

You're right; most Amanitas are of at least questionable edibility,
and A. phalloides & A. virosa, etc., account for most fatal mushroom

A. caesaria and A. calyptrata are widely eaten, however.  _I_ haven't found
any.  If someone is looking for 'exotics', he might want to go for real
exotics, and get into trouble.
	geoff steckel (gwes at trilobyte.com, gwes at wjh12.harvard.EDU)
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Sun Microsystems, despite the From: line.
This posting is entirely the author's responsibility.

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