Observation 119687: Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler

When: 2012-12-11

Collection location: Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Priyanka (prireddy328)

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Indeed they are.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-12-13 11:47:27 PST (-0800)

And the new photos prove it well!

New Pictures.
By: Priyanka (prireddy328)
2012-12-13 10:58:43 PST (-0800)

I uploaded new pictures of the fungi.

By: Priyanka (prireddy328)
2012-12-12 15:07:17 PST (-0800)

Thank you. I will also post more pictures of my shiitake mushrooms.

The defining thing about shiitake…
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-12-12 14:20:41 PST (-0800)

is the serrated gills. You have to get very close to see those.

That said, these really don’t look like shiitake to me. I have some growing in my living room right now – the third fruiting since October. Usually shiitake has scales on the cap, and noticeable scales on the sides of the cap. The stipe (stem) should be woody and fibrous. The gills seen close up will be serrated, like the scalloped edge of a serrated knife. I’ll post photos of my shiitake again for comparison, Priyanka.

By: Priyanka (prireddy328)
2012-12-12 12:24:02 PST (-0800)

These are shiitake mushrooms.

This has crowded gills in my opinion.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-12-12 11:11:08 PST (-0800)

Melanoleuca is known for crowded gills. Collybia has less crowded gills.

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