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Mushrooms and hongos in Íllora

Introducion to the mitologic part of the mushroom You can come close to nature walking around and smelling rain on the leaves, but under those plants of leaves after a rainy day, you can find hongos and mushrooms ready to cut and to put them into a basket in order to take them home and have a mushroom omelet or any kind of other dish where mushrooms are being involved. The Parapanda has got many kind of mushrooms so you must be careful not to take poison ones. This written is not pretending to tell you all about all the mushrooms but just to tell you something about some of them and how to know if they are poison or not. The most common mushroom of Íllora is the cardo, (on the upper photo shown) the archifamous cardo mushroom (pleurotus eryngii) can be associated to the cardo corredor (eryngium cam-pestre) , the alamo and the niscalos. those are the ones you can eat. But there are still more of them in order to use for gastronomic use, but they are not well seen.

Next we will show you where to find mushrooms and which you can easy take along. Mushrooms of our land and mountains Mushrooms are only found after rainfalls, when moister is smooth and tempeture smooth as well, that is why the end of october or the beginning of november are perfect times in order to find them, but there are still more of their kind after that time too. The places to find them are Sierra Pelada, Sierra de Madrid and Parapanda. En Parapanda you can find the cardo mushroom, where no tree is planted and, there you can find at the same time silvester champiñones. The pine trees of Parapanda are getting more and more kind of different kind of mushrooms so when in august or september thunder storm came up, you may find some already. And in autumn we can find different kind of niscalos (actarius) under the pine tree we will find rusulas. White and red skin. The pine tree offers you mushrooms as well like the agaricus silicola (not poison) in the last years the white llanega or the white mushroom beurroundings came very popular (hygrophorus aga-thosmus) these can be find where ground is cut and it is common in Íllora the blue foot (lepistanuda) an colour which people won’t even touch, but the result not poison if you take out the seeds, to this group you can put the suillus bellini and the suillus granulatus.
At Sierra Madrid and Sierra Parapanda, embudo and clitocybes mushrooms are found under pine trees which do have acid cianhidrico and some people are alergic to them so be careful. There wwe ccan ffiind cclliittoccyybe giba, not poison, but you can find them in december and january to fill our baskets.
These mushrooms must be found when they are young and small in order to eat them, because if they are older, they have got filled up with worms, they are called rats but we call them tricholoma terreum. Some other mushrooms called the wolf hands or bejines which when they are fresh and its skin is white you can eat them. They come from the group lycoperdom molle and L perlatum.
There are a lot more specimsas chroogonphus, cortinarius, mycenas, pholiotas, etc where I won’t put my attention on because of the not gastronomic use of them. Under the open flat lands we can find otherkind of mushrooms.
In Sierra Pelada the mushroom of the allmond tree is very god, here you can find the tricholoma orirubien too and another one on the almond tree the poison mushroom because of its muscarina. They are seen in Sierra Pelada, common mushroom, silvester mushroom, and some boletos are around Sierra Madrid and the Zumacal, there we can find the cañahea pleortuseryngi ferulae.
On flat lands and streams we find different kind of mushrooms the pleorotus ostreatus, called the alpaca, the agrosiva aerferita or mushroom of almond the yellow ones, the barber or apagadores, from a group called the coprinus, which is not used to be looked for in order to make gastronomic things.
If you would ask if the mushroom of the olive tree is poison, the answer is yes. Be carefull this is one of the most poison ones.

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