Another interesting edible prospect is the native Armillaria species – Armillaria luteobubalina. A very common mushroom on old stumps around the Dandenongs and Victoria in general in the coldest parts of winter (usually), we were informed fairly recently that families have been eating these since at least the 1950s assuming they actually were European Honey Mushrooms.

Like their European counterparts they must be boiled before consumption to remove toxins and a very bitter taste so we recommend proceeding with caution. Still some people rave about these including one of our customers.

More recently an old mushroom collector informed us that these can cause severe gastric upset in some people so we might just leave these here for information purposes only.