Black Poplar has a mellow flavor when young. Finely chopped and stir fried has a desirable sweet nutty flavor. Growing prolifically on deciduous wood debris, forming large clusters in nature and when grown indoors. Does well on supplemented oak and alder sawdust/chips. It combines well in pasta, risotto, and meat dishes. The pioppino is a highly prized wild mushroom found primarily on or around poplar trees, however it is also easy to cultivate at home.