Flavorful, Fancy & Foul Fungi

Sea Anemone Fungus (Aseröe rubra) in Hawaii. Once its spore mass matures it oozes a foul smell to attract insects.

A truly admirable Admirable bolete (Boletus mirabilis) growing out of the moss in Girdwood, Alaska. August 27, 2011.

Mushroom hunter in Berner Oberland with a basket full of boletes (Boletus edulis & Berythropus), gypsies (Rozites caperata) and blushers (Amanita rubescens).

Boletus erythropus, the Dotted Stem Bolete [or Schusterpilz in German], is a large and solid bolete. It is one of the view red pored boletes that is edible, but only after cooking.

A mature Stinkhorn (Dictyophora / Phallus indusiata) laying on immature stinkhorn "eggs" at the market in Kunming, Yunnan - China.

Dictyophora / Phallus multicolor fruiting in Hawaii in the duff of iron wood.

Background: Mani stone in Kham

Flavorful, Fancy & Foul Fungi
From Far Flung Places Around The World
Daniel Winkler
Peruvian girls holding a "Callampa", a Meadow mushroom similar to Agaricus campestris.

An Ophiocordyceps growing on a weevil with a whole bunch of fruiting bodies. DNA analysis has shown that this is most likely a new species closely related to O. curculionium. Ecuador, Feb. 2011

Porcini (Boletus edulis) worship in a village park in Tuscany. My twin brother Jakob is expressing his special feelings for the king.

Gyalthang Tibetan lady showing off Catathelasma ventricosum, a chewy member of the Tricholoma family. Shangrila, Dechen Tibetan Autonomous Region, Yunnan - China.

The Blusher, Amanita rubescens, received its name since it blushes when its flesh gets revealed. St. Johann in Tyrol, Austria

In this continuously evolving presentation Daniel will share his stunning images and entertaining and educational stories from his journeys to far flung places. The hunting grounds range from dark mountain forests and vast alpine meadows, to village markets, restaurants and home kitchens. You will encounter many famous and familiar mushrooms in exotic places you never expected. The fancy flavorful mushrooms will be accompanied by fascinatingly odd fungal fellows, some of them stinky, slimy and incredibly beautiful, others eerily strange and more precious than gold.

Daniel's mushroom photos are from places as diverse as Tibet, Bhutan, China, Peru, Ecuador, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the US [Hawaii, Alaska, and also Colorado, California, Oregon and his resident state, Washington].
Daniel is the author of "A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest" (Harbour Publishing 2011). He grew up in Munich, Bavaria, and started hunting mushrooms as soon as he was able to keep up with his family in the forests. He studied geography, botany and ecology in order to work onenvironmental issues in the Himalayas and Tibet, where he has been researching and consulting for twenty years. As part of his research Daniel has been focusing on medicinal and edible mushrooms in Tibet for many years. Years ago Daniel moved to Seattle and joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society, which enticed him to take his love for mushrooms to a whole new level. Being an expert on wild edible mushrooms on three continents and an organizer of mushroom tours [www.MushRoaming.com], Daniel keeps venturing out into new and old habitats and cultures to feed his curiosity and his family, along the way capturing images and gathering stories to share.

Cookeina tricholoma, a true beauty! No mascara needed to bring out these eye-lashes. Ecuador Feb. 2011.

Quieres hongos? A lady at the market in Cusco, Peru ready to bag some "conchas"  [in Quechua or sepa in Spanish] for us.

Porcini - Boletus edulis - Clearly a key stone species!
Arcidosso, Monte Amiata, Italy

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