The spring fieldwork season is in full swing. Trees, shrubs, beds, flower beds – everything needs care and attention, and most importantly – hands!” . Where can I get that much? Well, the good news is that Shiva has two pairs, then four, six, even eight pairs, as needed. We’re willing to do that – and then there’s the information on the internet that American experts have finally confirmed, after a long study, that using mushrooms reduces the risk of cancer by nearly half (the Chinese and Japanese have been using them for a long time) and that Singaporeans have found them to be good for the brain. How can you not go for a run in the woods? See what you can find on the menu to spice up your menu at the beginning of the season? This ThumbGarden article covers a variety of edible mushrooms (less known to mushroom pickers than True morels) and Oyster Mushroom, which are mostly found on supermarket shelves.
True morels, Gyromitra and Morchellaceae are fairly easy to identify and familiar, although Gyromitra is considered edible, but is traditionally consumed in Europe.
Then there are the mushrooms, sometimes referred to as “True morels”. While I find it hard to imagine True morels with ears. it is clear that some people do. A more common name for this mushroom is the Discus, or scientifically speaking, Disciotis. the name “Discus” fits this mushroom quite well, except that the Discus tends to look a bit wrinkly.
Disciotis is not related to True morels in any way, but it is related to the species, as they belong to the same family, Diptera. Apparently, Discina ancilis is a crumpled version of Disciotis. Only Gyromitra is ruffled downward at the margin, while dyscina is ruffled upward at the margin.
The most common mushroom in the forest is the Discina perlata. the cap and stalk of this mushroom can be identified fairly routinely, but the mushroom picker does not need to do so, as the whole mushroom ca