The common names of mushrooms in English and Greek

Quite many of the scientific names that we use for mushrooms actually do date from ancient times, and are known through the writings of the Greeks and Romans. It is known that edible mushrooms were collected from forests in ancient Greek and Roman times and highly valued, though more by high-ranking people than by peasants. The Greek words for various fungi are: ἀγαρικόν, ἀμαν...
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Chemical tests for wild mushrooms identification

Edible mushrooms are treated as a garnish or delicacy which can be taken regularly as part of the human diet, healthy food or as functional food. Mushrooms can be a supplement to the human diet not as regular food, but for the enhancement of health and fitness and thus can be classified into the category of dietary supplements/mushroom nutriceuticals. Global assessment of wild...
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Upcoming Mushrooms Festivals, Autumn 2018

Are you a fan of wild mushrooms and travels? If you are so, go on and take a look at the top 10 upcoming Mushroom Festivals, that will take place in Europe and the USA this autumn. In Europe Cordova, Spain. August 31st - September 2nd, 2018 Every fall, the community of Cordova welcomes fungus-pluckers, lichen-lovers and friends of the forest & sea for the Cordova Fungus ...
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Upcoming Mushrooms Events in Europe

An opportunity to explore the fungi kingdom Mushrooms enthusiasts around Europe will have the opportunity to explore the fungi kingdom, to learn all the tips about mushrooms’ hunt, to enjoy nature and taste delicious meals during this fall season. More precisely, mushrooms’ events that will take place in September in UK, Italy and Greece are the following: September 3, 201...
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Mushrooms in deciduous forests

The delicious fungi of Autumn After the first rains of autumn, mushrooms’ enthusiasts look forward to start collecting mushrooms in the woods. During the fall’s fruiting period, day after day, mushrooms are popping up one after another. For someone who wishes to collect the delicious fungi, that nature provides plentifully, a clue about the species of mushrooms that may be fou...
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Lentinula edodes, shiitake

An edible and medicinal mushroom Lentinula edodes is an edible wild mushroom native to eastern Asia. It grows in the deciduous forests of Asia under warm and humid climatic conditions. The fungus was first described scientifically as Agaricus edodes by Miles Joseph Berkeley in 1877. It was placed in the genus Lentinula by David Pegler in 1976. The shiitake name comes from the...
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Suillus luteus

Suillus luteus, to be eaten or not? During summer and autumn, many people around the world are searching for wild mushrooms in the forests. Every mushroom enthusiast has one or two favorite species on his mind and he is looking in specific places and types of forest to find the fungus that will make him happy and satisfied. If your favorite mushroom is Boletus and you are loo...
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Cantharellus Cibarius

An edible, easily recognizable mushroom Cantharellus cibarius is a European species and it is a common mushroom in conifer and mixed woods forests. It is also common in North and Central America, in Asia and in Africa too. It is an edible wild mushroom that can be identified quite easily, even from a not experienced. Cantharellus cibarius is a medium sized mushroom, yellowish...
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Boletus reticulatus or summer Bolete

Boletus reticulatus an exceptionally delicious wild mushroom At the beginning of May, in the deciduous forests of Europe and especially in the European countries around the Mediterranean Basin, the ground is getting ready to host the fruiting bodies of Boletus reticulatus, an edible and exceptionally delicious wild mushroom. Besides Europe, Boletus reticulatus can be found in ...
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Calocybe gambosa or St George’s mushroom

The St George's Mushroom Calocybe gambosa is a delicious edible wild mushroom that is flourishing in many parts of the world, namely Europe, North America and even Japan. It is thriving during spring, usually in April around St George’s Day, and because of that has the common name St George’s mushroom. Actually, Calocybe gamposa’s fruiting depends on the weather conditions, so...
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