Mushrooms in deciduous forests
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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 found can be the type of trees in the forest.

In a forest of deciduous, chestnut, beech and mainly oak trees you can find some of the following mushrooms:

  • Amanita caesarea
  • Boletus aereus
  • Boletus edulis
  • Lactarius piperatus
  • Craterellus cornucopioides
  • Boletus reticulatus
  • Cantharellus cibariu
  • Russula cyanoxantha
  • Russula virescen
  • Macrolepiota procera
  • Hericium erinaceus
  • Pleurotus ostreatus

Of course, it is obvious that the species listed above, such as Macrolepiota procera, Pleurotus ostreatus, Boletus reticulatus, Cantharellus cibarius, Russula cyanoxantha, can also be found in a mixed type forest, eg. beech and pine.

Author: Efi Makri