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Roger's Mushrooms
November 10, 2006 7:39 PM   Subscribe

Roger's Mushroom's Visual Key is an image map of major fungi genera that drives a gallery/field guide for a large number of species. It's fairly useful for identifying mushrooms, and the images are for sale. There's also a Mushroom Kitchen, which basically filters the database for edible and choice species, and includes a big page of recipes.

Thoughtfully, Roger also provides information about mushroom poisoning.
posted by owhydididoit (25 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Roger sounds like a fungi.
posted by spock at 7:50 PM on November 10, 2006


Does it help with identifying portobella mushrooms at the supermarket?
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 7:52 PM on November 10, 2006 [4 favorites]


Snap! This post has a malformed twin brother locked in the attic.
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:12 PM on November 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


If they have a small orange cap, bruise blue, and taste like stale popcorn, that's a choice species.


(they're magic)
posted by blastrid at 8:12 PM on November 10, 2006


Dammit SmileyChewtrain, you beat me and pretty much everyone else who knows that thread to it.
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:35 PM on November 10, 2006


Funny, my tenth grade biology teacher was a fungi too.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:49 PM on November 10, 2006


If they have a small orange cap, bruise blue, and taste like stale popcorn, that's a choice species.


Deadly poisonous, according to this guy. Maybe not such a fungi after all.
posted by IronLizard at 8:57 PM on November 10, 2006


The Shoomery is an even better resource. Check-out the trip reports!
posted by augustweed at 9:26 PM on November 10, 2006


So THAT"S why riendeer think they can fly!
posted by wavespy at 9:28 PM on November 10, 2006


See also: Paul Stamets.
posted by homunculus at 9:30 PM on November 10, 2006


Smily, just for the record it's Portabello with an "O"
posted by wavespy at 9:32 PM on November 10, 2006


While browsing through the recepies I came across this. The name made me shriek, I'll tell you. Although the actual dish sounds pretty tasty.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:33 PM on November 10, 2006


Wow, there's an AskMe on this site, from earlier today.
posted by owhydididoit at 9:35 PM on November 10, 2006


So THAT"S why riendeer think they can fly!

And that's why Santa drinks their urine.
posted by homunculus at 9:35 PM on November 10, 2006


Via.
posted by owhydididoit at 9:41 PM on November 10, 2006


Here's another nice fungi gallery.
posted by spacelux at 10:53 PM on November 10, 2006


(MI) = morel inside
posted by Cranberry at 11:21 PM on November 10, 2006


i could go for some mushroom poisoning right about now.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 11:36 PM on November 10, 2006


uh oh..
posted by dminor at 12:45 AM on November 11, 2006


5:41 EST and no mention of that other mushroom thread yet??
posted by tozturk at 2:42 AM on November 11, 2006


I always thought the Amanita muscaria Fly Agaric was why Alice became small or tall. The Hallucinogenic pages are still quite interesting. Seems horse and cow crap can get you high, we must all be buzzed from the election.
posted by BillyElmore at 7:22 AM on November 11, 2006


This is the magic mushroom that I'm aware of.

Not that I...err...well...
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:47 AM on November 11, 2006


IronLizard: Most important factor in identifying A. Muscaria vs P. Cubensis is that Amanitas do not bruise blue when handled.

The magic ones do.
posted by blastrid at 10:26 AM on November 11, 2006


tozturk: the second comment was a mention of the other mushroom thread.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:48 AM on November 11, 2006


A common consequence of mushroom poisoning is liver failure. The OP of the Portabella mushroom thread, MiHail, died waiting for her third liver transplant.
posted by jamjam at 11:38 AM on November 11, 2006


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