Ustilago maydis
(Corn Smut, Corn Fungus, Huitlacoche )
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Location: Colorado
Edibility: Edible
Color: Grey to Black

Grows on Corn in the garden or in corn fields.

A parasitic mold-like fungus which grows on corn. It transforms corn kernels into larger grey mushroom like fungus. It is considered a delicacy in Mexican cuisine. It can be purchased in some latin markets in a can.

Last Updated:
Oct 01 2014 12:00 AM

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