King­dom of Mush­rooms

China Scenic - - TASTE -

The ver­dant forests of Chang­bai Moun­tains are a king­dom of nu­mer­ous fungi. At the end of sum­mer, mush­rooms in var­i­ous col­ors and shapes cover the fer­tile soil and the tree trunks. Any­one wan­der­ing in the for­est is amazed by Mother Na­ture’s cre­ativ­ity. Gen­er­ally, lo­cal peo­ple be­lieve that mush­rooms with lav­ishly bright col­ors are poi­sonous; how­ever, this the­ory does not ap­ply to all mush­rooms. The genus Amani

ta in­cludes some of the most toxic mush­rooms, yet the Cae­sar’s mush­room ( Amanita cae­sarea ) is one of the most wel­comed ed­i­ble fun­gus here in the Chang­bai Moun­tains.

Pleu­ro­tus cit­rinopilea­tus

Morchella es­cu­lenta

Bo­le­tus edulis

Laeti­porus sul­phureus

Amanita cae­sarea

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