Observation 133408: Lentinus subgenus Lentinus sect. Lentinus

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: “Pileal surface pilose-strigose, with ciliate margin; …tropical and subtropical”
Used references: Pegler, D. N. 1983. “The genus Lentinus: a world monograph.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. 281 pp.
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Recognized by sight: dark stipe densely strigose and involute margin, close gills, Neotropical distribution
Used references: Pegler, D. N. 1983. “The genus Lentinus: a world monograph.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. 281 pp.

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Awesome
By: Benjamin Dion (MykesLogos)
2013-05-11 12:43:43 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the insight :D

I just go off of what’s in Common Florida Mushrooms… and like I said, these are the only things like it down here in SWFL and they all look the same…

Thanks again. cheers.

Mykes
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-05-10 23:11:30 PDT (-0700)

I have had the mixed fortune of coming up David Pegler’s 1983 “monograph” of the genus, which created at least as many new questions for me as it answered existing ones. To put it briefly, L. crinitus is the catch-all taxon for any hairy Lentinus just about anywhere in the world, despite the fact that one of its defining characteristics (according to Pegler’s admittedly sketchy, convoluted and somewhat contradictory description) is its relative un-hairiness, especially compared to other Lentinus spp. with known Neotropical distribution. I’ve written at length about this throughout other Lentinus observations scattered throughout MO. Someday soon I’m just going to post Pegler’s key and let other gluttons for Lentinus punishment hash it out for themselves. For those that decide to, a microscope will likely be a necessity, as Pegler’s differentiations between and among sections/subsections were made by the presence or absence of certain hyphae/hyphal characters.

Someday, someone will idiot proof this genus a bit more, which will help people like myself, so spoiled by color photographs, to make heads or tails of what we currently call Lentinus crinitus in reference to a plurality of species.

Why/how is it not crinitus?
By: Benjamin Dion (MykesLogos)
2013-05-10 23:05:15 PDT (-0700)

These are the only mushrooms like it that I’ve seen here… as far as I know nothing like it exists here…

definitely L. crinitus IMO/E

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