Observation 23861: Lentinellus vulpinus (Sowerby) Kühner & Maire
When: 2009-08-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes:

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:13 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Upper Jay, Essex County, New York, USA’ to ‘Upper Jay, Jay, New York, USA

Proposed Names

32% (3)
Recognized by sight
68% (2)
Eyes3
Used references: Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified, p. 144, plus description in comments.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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Looks brown-spored
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-03 11:20:03 EEST (+0300)

but I will not jump to conclusions. Did you collect it so you can let us know the spore colour?

Serrated gills
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-03 08:06:11 EEST (+0300)

So, assuming this is growing on hardwood (not mentioned in description) it would have to be Lentinellus vulpinus. The size indicates 5-8 inches across, so beyond what Lentinus ursinus would likely be.

size
By: Andrew Reding (aareding)
2009-08-03 04:46:13 EEST (+0300)

large … about the size of my hand

Agree not Pluteus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-03 03:48:50 EEST (+0300)

and do see brown tones in the gills on the upper specimen, as well as brown hair-like fibrils on the lower specimen. A notation on how large the specimen was/is would be nice. Fungus appears too large to be one of our local Crespidotus. Pleurocybella should be much more white, and many more specimens. Of the options, would choose Pleurotus, but looks rather old and possibly dehydrated.

Lower cap
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-03 03:35:00 EEST (+0300)

Looks like it has brown spores on it so maybe Crepidotus.

tree trunk
By: Andrew Reding (aareding)
2009-08-03 01:15:24 EEST (+0300)

It is directly attached to a tree trunk.

This one
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-03 01:05:24 EEST (+0300)

looks more like a crep or an oyster to me — that is, fleshy, gilled, lignicolous, no stem. Genera Pleurotus, Pleurocybella, Crepidotus.

Crep gills are or become brown, though, I think, so I’d consider that last to be doubtful. With the apparent size of these I’d lean towards Pleurotus.

Might be Pluteus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-03 01:00:48 EEST (+0300)

which typically has a stipe (stem). Don’t see anything in your photo, and can’t make out how it is attached to its food source (substrate).

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