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Cyttaria espinosae Collected. Rather bland, though nice as salad, olive oil and lemon juice. Abundant at this time of the year. Ascomicete,Chile,Cyttaria espinosae,Digüeñe,Geotagged,Hongos,Mushrooms,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cyttaria espinosae

Collected. Rather bland, though nice as salad, olive oil and lemon juice. Abundant at this time of the year.

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  1. Really neat! I've never heard of these before! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Really unique-looking! Posted 11 months ago

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''Cyttaria espinosae'' , also known by its local name Digüeñe, Lihueñe or Quideñe, is an orange-white coloured and edible ascomycete fungus native to south-central Chile. The Digüeñe is a strict and specific parasite of ''Nothofagus'', mainly ''Nothofagus obliqua'' trees and cause canker-like galls on branches from which the fruiting bodies emerge between spring and early summer. The pitted surface generates air turbulence, preventing a build-up of static air around the fruitbodies, thus facilitating.. more

Similar species: Cyttariales
Species identified by Tito Lahaye
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By Tito Lahaye

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Uploaded Sep 20, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 12:29 in Unnamed Road, Padre las Casas, Región de la Araucanía, Chile.
  • Lumia 920
  • f/2.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO160