Discoveries in Groceries #mushroom #explore #discover #poetry

If you can sequence DNAporcini mushrooms
Data now abounds,
And in your Chinese take-out
New species can be found.
Among porcini mushrooms
There are many kinds,
All are choice and edible
And now that we can find
Cryptic species easily
Among those that look the same,
For a couple thousand dollars
One could bear your name.

by Kate Rauner

Thanks to an article on, which includes mention of mushroom clubs. Before you collect mushrooms in the wild, make sure you know your ‘shrooms – some are deadly poisonous.


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