dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Tue Sep 2 12:20:48 PDT 2008
Terry Decker did speak thusly:
>Ustilago maydis (corn smut) is a fungal infection of maize, which
>usually attacks ears of corn replacing the kernals with growths that
>will produce more spores. The immature fungal growths (before the
>dry our and spore) may be eaten as delicacies. Corn smut reduces
>crop yields, so if your goal is to grow corn measured in bushels per
>acre, it's a pest. It also looks ugly, which makes it difficult to
>think of corn smut as food.
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Ever seen a whole truffle just after being unearthed? They don't look
like food either. Both fungi are very much edible and very delicious.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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