Ramaria botrytis (Persoon) Ricken  ‘Cauliflower Coral’ (4 Photos and Description)

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Ramaria botrytis  

Mild and fruity flavor.

Flesh is white. Mycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially beech. Can grow in fairy rings.

Can accumulate toxic arsenic, so don’t collect in polluted sites. Has high protein content (39%) and is being studied for its potential medicinal use.

Thick base and lower branches should be cooked longer than outer blanches.

Ramaria sp._1290

Ramaria botrytis  

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