The presence of epigean and hypogean fungal species which in the deciduous lowland woods of Muzzana del Turgnano are particularly rich and variegated with more than 400 species are listed in a census held in the month of October 2022.
The period which is especially recommended for a mycological excursion is from October to November, when it is possible to observe at the same time many fungal species of varied forms and colours.
However, we cannot forget to keep under observation mushrooms during other seasons, both in the Spring season with the production of fruit from the morels, Morchella spp. and also in Winter, during which the mycological landscape is on the whole represented by the ubiquitous bracket fungi, Polyporaceae.
The summer season will also give pleasant surprises by the presence of the Russula carpini and by other more or less well-known species. Our woods are able to offer great pleasure from the culinary point of view too, thanks to the presence of mushrooms (the penny bun, Boletus edulis and its relative group), honey mushrooms (Armillaria spp.), brittle gills (Russula cyanoxantha, Russula virescens), of the oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus and of various types of valuable truffles. An example is the famous Tuber magnatum (cd. white truffle).
In conclusion, we wish to remind everyone that the Baredi/Selva d’Arvonchi wood is a territory subject to civil uses and therefore its exploitation and consequently the picking up of mushrooms and truffles is a priority of the community of Muzzana del Turgnano.
The attached checklist lists all the above and below ground fungal species surveyed up to October 2022.
Mushrooms, but not for everyone
The Baredi woods/Selva d’Arvonchi is a territory subject to civic uses and as such the exploitation of its resources, for example mushroom and truffle picking, is reserved for the community of Muzzana del Turgnano.