Observation 213740: Macrocybe Pegler & Lodge
When: 2015-07-25
(34.367° -111.003° 2411m)
Who: wbwarner

Notes: One of a pair of specimens immediately adjacent to a downed Douglas fir log in mixed conifer & oak forest. The specimen had the look and consistency of a large Pleurotus dryinus, similar odor, but with more or less central stipe.

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Definitely NOT Neolentinus ponderosus
By: wbwarner
2015-08-24 07:47:09 PDT (-0700)

Now you’re just guessing! :) I know Neolentinus ponderosus well; this is not it. It lacks the serrate gills and pileus scales, though it is similar in size and toughness to that species (though actually more like a giant Pleurotus in consistency). One thing to add: fresh context was slightly sweet to the taste (as in sugar sweet). David Arora also suggested Macrocybe from the picture. I have the specimen and it will go to the Univ. of AZ collection.

Nice find! Your photos remind me of an old trick
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-08-23 18:14:06 PDT (-0700)

my dad taught me about taking pictures of the fish you catch … “Hold the fish in front of you toward the camera”, he used to say. “It makes the fish look bigger.” I think your mushroom probably looks big enough on its own, but your observation brought back some funny memories=)

Created: 2015-08-23 16:24:49 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2015-08-24 07:48:26 PDT (-0700)
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