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Mushrooms and Mushrooming

During the rains (December to March), mushrooming at Mutinondo is fantastic. Hunt the LARGEST edible mushroom in the world (Termitomyces titanicus - "Chingulungulu"), try our yellow truffles (Mycoamaranthus congolensis) and with the help of a local Bisa guide, enjoy many other delicious pickings.


by David Arora author of 'Mushrooms Demystified, All that the rain brings and more.'

Agaricus augustus

Section Vaginatae
Amanita Zambiana - "Tente"
Section Phalloid
Section Amidella
Section Amanita
Section Lepidella
Section Validae
Amanita aff. rubescens - "Luvosa"
Boletes genus Boletus genus
Xerocomus genus
Tylopilus genus

Smaller genera
genus Afroboletus
genus Pulveroboletus
genus Leccinum
genus Phlebopus
genus Boletellus

Chanterellus simoensii
Chanterellus platyphyllus
Chanterellus miniatescens
Chanterellus pseudocibarius
Chanterellus aff. cibarius
Chanterellus densifolius
Chanterellus congolensis

Lactarius kabansus
Lactarius aff. hygrophoroides

Termitomyces titanicus - "Chingulungulu"
Termitomyces microcarpus - "Samfwe"
Termitomyces letestui "Katoto or Chlikolowa"

Mycoamaranthus congolensis

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