Observation 104249: Neolentinus ponderosus (O.K. Mill.) Redhead & Ginns
When: 2012-08-07
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this is a brown rot fungus
By: else
2015-08-18 19:14:23 CDT (-0400)

and as Neolentinus lepideus thrown out of Lentinus proper, as the rest of the species in the genus are indeed white rotters.

Almost any white wood-rotting fungi has been shown to degrade toxic compounds.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-08 21:22:13 CDT (-0400)

In the case of Neolentinus ponderosus, the toxic degradation comes from the similarity to Neolentinus lepideus found growing in California near Mount Shasta. There have been so many de-railings there, it is known as “Train Wrecker”. The Ponderosa pine railroad ties, treated in creosote resist most fungi but not Neolentinus lepideus. That may also occur with Neolentinus ponderosus, but few people have collected it fresh to get a fresh slant of the mushroom mycelium growing.

Toxic compounds
By: Jonathan Salmon (Ganzig)
2012-08-08 20:37:28 CDT (-0400)

Very interesting.

Too bad.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-08 19:11:16 CDT (-0400)

It’s rumored to be a close run-up to shiitake (Lentinula edodes) in flavor and taste. It also has considerable potential with mycoremediation, as it has been shown to “eat” many toxic compounds.

By: Jonathan Salmon (Ganzig)
2012-08-08 16:29:33 CDT (-0400)

I did not know what it was and did not have any books with me. Also, it is in an area that is being heavily monitored and managed by the Forest Service. ie controlled burns planting and seeding of native species. The goal is to revert it partially back to a high altitude oak savanna. I would not feel right removing anything from there.
I do hope to find more soon.

The cap of the largest fruit was something like 18" across. Whoa!

The spores were pouring from the gills so heavily it appeared to be smoking. Crazy!

That’s one massive mushroom!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-08 14:07:34 CDT (-0400)

Did you eat any of it?

By: Jonathan Salmon (Ganzig)
2012-08-08 13:10:39 CDT (-0400)

Thank you, thank you!

welcome to MO!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-08-08 11:26:04 CDT (-0400)

Nice to see you here Jonathon.

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