Identification: Ramaria flava or Ramaria formosa?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by AliAbdullau, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. AliAbdullau

    AliAbdullau New Member

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    Please help to identify this mushroom, It is nutritious or not?
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Ali,

    Well you've picked a challenging group of fungi to inquire about <grin>. A number of species in the group we call coral fungi are edible, but identifying them to species is hard, sometimes even with species in hand, regional key produced by a regional expert and a microscope.

    Because it sounds like you are asking about a mushroom located in Macedonia, I'm not going to venture a guess, as your fungi may be quite different from ours.
    - If you wish to pursue this, here is a link to a list of mushroom contacts around the world, including I see a couple of Mediterranean groups and the Bulgarian Mycological Society: They would have information on resources for coral fungi identification for your region. European Mycological Association: mycological resources in Europe & beyond - mycological societies

    Mushroom in general are nutritious, some in particular are good sources of protein and key vitamins. I have not looked for a nutritional profile on any Ramarias or other corals, so you have inspired me to see what is available on this topic.

    cheers,
    frog
     

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