Observation 30816: Lentinellus cochleatus (Pers.) P. Karst.
When: 2009-12-22
Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I have never collected this species of Lentinellus before.

I think it is Lentinellus omphalodes because of the lamellae having serrated edges, as well as its peppery taste and smooth pileus.

The one thing I am curious about though are the fused stipes on the specimens in the first pic, I thought this was common for Lentinellus cochleatus and not other species in the genus?

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Thanks CureCat
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-01-02 00:55:10 EST (-0500)

The field guide I am using at the moment does not contain the updated species names so things can become confusing.

The guide said that Lentinellus omphalodes is the only Lentinellus species with a fused stipe, guess they were wrong. Its hard to find a good field guide it seems like!

The field guide I am using is North American Mushrooms by Orson K. Miller and Hope Miller, it has its positive and negative sides but is an OK field guide.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-22 20:00:20 EST (-0500)

Huh, very cool mushrooms!

Okay, so L. cochleatus also have serrate lamelle…
http://www.indianamushrooms.com/...

And the fused stipes also does not seem exclusive to L. cochleatus.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/...

And they both have longitudinally grooved stipes…

The orange/yellow colour (granted, flash was used), smaller cap to stem ratio [L. micheneri (=L. omphalodes) seems to have a larger cap, and smaller stipe] and more rubbery texture of these mushrooms looks more like L. cochleatus, but I am not sure.

P.s. I think the current name for L. omphalodes is L. micheneri.

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