Chicken of the WoodsLaetiporus
Fact: Leatiporus is an edible mushroom found in North Vancouver. Many people say it tastes like chicken!
Graphic by Fraser Wagner
Bolete SpeciesLeccinum spp.
Play: Only on trembling aspen or paper birch.
Fact: Boletes rely on the roots of specific trees species for food. There are aspen boletes and birch boletes in the boreal forest.
Graphic by Jonathan DeMoorwww.borealisimages.ca/
Leccinum is a genus of fungi in the family Boletaceae. It was the name given first to a series of fungi within the genus Boletus, then erected as a new genus last century. Their main distinguishing feature is the small, rigid projections (scabers) that give a rough texture to their stalks. The genus name was […] read more
Fly AgaricAmanita muscaria
• Amanita muscaria is a PARASITE of Pinopsida, Coniferophyta, Magnoliopsida cards.
Amanita muscaria is poisonous. “A fatal dose has been calculated at approximately 15 caps.”
Graphic by Yuko Nishigakinishigaki.org/
Photo by Martin R. Mitchellwww.flickr.com/photos/32676160@N07/
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric (pronounced /ˈæɡərɪk/) or fly Amanita (pronounced /ˌæməˈnaɪtə/), is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as […] read more