Observation 23155: Panus similis (Berk. & Broome) T.W. May & A.E. Wood

When: 2009-06-23

Collection location: Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

not really sure what this is. about 6cm across, tough stem, I think it was growing on buried wood; the stem broke off when I picked it and I couldn’t find what it was growing from.
It looked like it had been there for a while, (has algae on the cap)

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:58 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mission Beach, QLD, Australia’ to ‘Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia’

Proposed Names

-4% (4)
Recognized by sight
10% (2)
Recognized by sight: this beauty is deserving of its own name, whatever the heck that is.
amazing cap-length striations, hairy at the edges. that subtle riot of cap colors is pretty cool, too. but no serrate gills, no neolentinus…
62% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Thanks to David Hibbett for identifying this for me, Panus fulvus is similar, (this used to be Lentinus fulvus var. similis) but it grows from a pseudosclerotium
Used references: Corner, E. The agaric genera Lentinus, Panus, and Pleurotus with particular reference to Malaysian species.
Pegler, G. The genus Lentinus, a world monograph.

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Why Neolentinus
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-07-17 20:46:15 MDT (-0600)

because I have no better ideas…

Why Neolentinus?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-13 22:44:49 MDT (-0600)

Shouldn’t the gills have serate edges to suggest Neolentinus?

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