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A fairly distinctive polypore, which is listed as "edible" by some sources, and "inedible" by others. Turns out, it IS technically edible, but is tough, and therefore not considered to be worth eating. This is the case with many mushrooms listed as "inedible" - it does not mean the same thing as "poisonous". Dry it and grind it for use as a seasoning.
Possessed of a broad orange cap, a thick stem which is black (white stem indicates another species), and a tough root which may break off of the stem, or pull from the ground (the stem is usually dark brown or black), this mushroom is not easily confused with other mushrooms because of the black stem. It is a good example of a mushroom which requires the entire mushroom to identify, because without that black root, it may be confused with many other mushrooms. With it, it is unmistakeable.
This is a saprophytic mushroom that grows on the forest floor, or sometimes as a surprise up in a tree.
Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.
We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.
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