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Fungi

There are 7 fungi species: birch polypore, St George’s mushroom, glistering inkcap, winter polypore, blushing bracket, tree ear and shield pinkgill.

St George’s mushroom (Calocybe gambosa) is a gill mushroom that grows from April to June. It is a frequent species that grows as a solitary, in groups or in circles in open grassy areas or under shrubs and fruit trees in orchards, parks, gardens, but also on the outskirts of forests and in light groves. The cap is white, whitish or ochre yellow, 4 – 12 cm in diameter. Young mushrooms form nearly hemispheres, and as they age the turn flattish with revolute edges. The mushroom gives off a typical, strong smell after flour. It is edible and indeed, very tasty. St George’s mushroom can be easily mistaken for a highly poisonous deadly fibrecap. Tree ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) can be found throughout the entire temperate zone on the northern hemisphere. Tree ear is quite abundant also in this country. It grows on dead wood, primarily on elderberry, less often also on other broad-leafed trees (oaks, beeches, ashes, maple and locusts). It grows 3 – 12 cm large and 1 –3 mm thick mushrooms that are accreted to the substrate. Young mushrooms are of the shape of a bowl, and as they age, they turn into the shape of a human ear or shell. The mushrooms are of cinnamon to rusty shade, velvety and felt-like on the outside. They are very elastic when its humid, and they turn inflexible and hard in dry weather. Once they are soaked again, the shape and elasticity returns. It is edible.  

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