Cothur's Bread

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Cothur's Bread - Sebastian Romu © 2018

About

Common Names
Cothur's Bread
Classification
Fungus
Description
A large ball-shaped edible fungus that undergoes rapid growth following brief heavy downpours throughout the summer months.

Ecology

Rarity
Rare
Distribution
Tropical through temperate plains, savanna, and forests.
Life Cycle
Rhizome growth on or below the soil surface, with fruiting bodies rapidly growing after heavy rainfall, bursting and dispersing spores.

Uses

Cultivation
wild
Culinary
edible (ball)
Medicinal
none
Other

Culture

In Waejir, the fruiting body is considered a gift from Cothur the God of Storms and Precipitation.

Stories

See Also