Observation 170555: Neolentinus lepideus (Fr.) Redhead & Ginns
When: 2014-07-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: White pine stump.

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Hi Daniel
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-20 13:53:04 CDT (-0400)

I’d be happy to send you some of the dried material. I’ll see if I can get over to the location today or tomorrow. Hopefully a critter didn’t make a lunch out of them.

Is this common in Maine?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-20 04:05:05 CDT (-0400)

If so, could you dry some and send it to me? I’ll reimburse you. I’d like to try growing it.

Lentinus, Lentinulla and Neolentinus have the ability to break down organotoxins. In California is is known as “Train Wrecker” for it’s ability to break down creosote.

Found it once about this time of year growing on a stump in the Cascades. Should have collected it and dried it then. Seems to be rare, at least when I try looking for it.

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