Edible Porphyra in BC

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  1. TimA

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    Apologies if I'm in the wrong section -- does anyone know if there are edible species of Porphyra (e.g. Laver, Nori) that grow on the south coast of British Columbia?
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm curious why only cultivated Porphyra should be edible. What's the difference between cultivate and wild?
     
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    My response was unclear, and somewhat off the mark. There are edible porphyra in bc, but I was referring specifically to those traditionally used for nori/laver, two species which (as far as i know) are only found in cultivated situations in the northwest. Re-reading the original question, I see the request was for all porphyra....in which case there are 4 or 5 edible species in BC. A good summary:
    http://ir.lib.sfu.ca/bitstream/1892/5999/1/b14306049.pdf
     
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    Thank you!

    That's an interesting article, though it actually says that of the 20 species of Porphyra in B.C. only 4 or 5 are suitable for cultivation. (Not the same as saying that these are the only edible species).
     

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