Observation 213740: Aspropaxillus giganteus (Sowerby) Kühner & Maire
When: 2015-07-25
34.367° -111.003° 2411m
Who: wbwarner
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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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-31% (3)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: it’s a big white gilled mushroom.
71% (2)
Recognized by sight
-18% (2)
Recognized by sight
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: good call, Alfredo!

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By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2017-01-26 21:10:13 SAST (+0200)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-01-26 20:55:08 SAST (+0200)

is a TROPICAL genus, with sinuate (aka notched) gills.

Highly unlikely to be found in freakin’ AZ. Just sayin.

I agree this is also not Neolentinus.

Definitely NOT Neolentinus ponderosus
By: wbwarner
2015-08-24 16:47:09 SAST (+0200)

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)
2015-08-24 03:14:06 SAST (+0200)

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=)

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