Observation 111189: Lentinus velutinus Fr.
When: 2012-09-22
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-26 03:27:02 IST (+0530)

Pegler’s Lentinus monograph says the following in its comments on L. velutinus:

Lentinus velutinus is usually cinnamon brown to chestnut brown in colour, sometimes developing purplish to violaceous pigmentation on the pileus and hymenophore. However, specimen [sic] growing in open grassland may become bleached to a pale grey and appear distinctly squamulose. This form is particularly observed in a number of African collections. Lentinus fastuosus, from South Africa, differs from the typical form only in the exceptional develoment of a dark purplish-black pigment on the pileus and lamellae.

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