Rhizopogon rubescens- (Shoro)

Rhizopogon rubescens is found in pine forest where it has been introduced by Forestry. Common and abundant with Pinus radiata. Favoured in Japan and known as Shoro. Best eaten when firm and white through the middle.

Rhizopogon3j

Blanching them and submerging in a pickle. The texture is great for absorbing flavours.

Rhizopogon rubescens Rhizopogon rubescens

Size is 1-2.5 cm diameter, inside white spoungy becoming greyish as spore is produced.

Rhizopogon4

Common site in pine forest where night critters have been digging.

Poisonous look alike Scleroderma species are black inside. Confusion with an Amanita egg is possible so cutting through the center  to make sure there is no evidence of a mushroom shape will help eliminate this concern.

Video Link

Advertisements

Lentinus sajor-caju

Lentinus sajor-caju is common on the Sunshine Coast where there is broad leaf privet. The name sajor-caju is Malay where they are considered good eating, I enjoy them and find the taste similar to oyster mushrooms. Sub-Tropics to Tropics along the East Coast. Easily cultivated.

image1   image8  image10

image11

Lentinus sajor-caju has a distinct collar, cap margin inrolled with shallow gills running down to the collar, pale white in colour initially.

image9

Best eaten young before they become tough.

image15

Colour becoming pale yellow with maturity sometimes lasting weeks before decay.

image6

Growing on broad leaf privet logs and dead privet trees.

image7

Possible confusion with Poisonous Glow in the dark mushrooms Omphalotus nidiformis.

Pleurotus tuber-regime is similar but grows with Hoop pine.

Nutritional information

Video Link