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Conditionally edible mushroom - Mica cap

By madventure | Nature, Photography | 24 May 2024


 

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While walking in the woods, we often come across clumps of mushrooms that seem inedible. In the case of a Mica cap, the situation is a bit different. It is an edible mushroom, but only in the early stages of development.

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I have never eaten it, apparently it shouldn't be mixed with alcohol. Therefore, its beautiful sight is enough for me. It appears already in early spring and grows until late autumn. It is very common, especially in parks and gardens. It creates large clusters and clumps.

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The bell-shaped hat can reach up to 4 cm in diameter. It has clearly marked longitudinal stripes on its surface. Older fruiting bodies may have cracks on the surface of the hat. The color of the hat varies with age. Young fruiting bodies are light brown, even orange, and the older ones are brown. At the end of life, like most Mica cap, it turns into black goo.

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Bright and dense in youth, the gills become dark with age, almost tarry black.

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The leg is cylindrical, thin, slender and relatively long. It can reach a length of several centimeters. It's empty inside.

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The flesh is delicate, brittle, with a pleasant mushroom flavor and aroma. It turns black and becomes gooey with age.

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