Observation 119761: Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler
When: 2012-12-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing from a 2-liter space bag of non-compressed wood chips, sawdust, and rice bran. Shiitake mycelium growing through everything and creates this solid-appearing mass.

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Cap fibrils sometimes form star shapes, sometimes combine to form fibrous scales.
Fibrous scales on scap and stipe.
Close-up of stipe and fibrous scales.
Gills have notched (serrated) gills – a distinctive feature of shiitake.

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Used references: Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms.

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