Observation 148464: Lentinellus ursinus (Fr.) Kühner var. ursinus

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Host wood
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-10-16 13:45:28 CDT (-0400)

was pretty well decayed. Maple and yellow birch are the most likely possibilities. The only conifer in that area is Eastern Hemlock.

I would like
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-10-16 13:29:08 CDT (-0400)

to call it auricula because it’s white, but when I have compared DNA from it, ursinus seems to be very close, so maybe it’s just a variety of ursinus, close enough to be the same species.

I have seen the white form on both spruce and birch. What was this one growing on?

Could be either species
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-10-16 12:40:19 CDT (-0400)

As we discussed on another obs., the species Lentinellus auricula is rarely, if ever identified in North America.

White -
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-10-15 14:05:27 CDT (-0400)

why not Lentinellus auricula?

Created: 2013-10-14 20:14:17 CDT (-0400)
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