Observation 54527: Lentinus concavus (Berk.) Corner

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
-24% (2)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
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Recognized by sight: among the most Pleurotus like of all Lentini on account of the very late development of skeleto-ligative hyphae, prior to which the FB is entirely monomitic.
Used references: Pegler, D. N. 1983. “The genus Lentinus: a world monograph.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. 281 pp.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-14 20:49:09 EST (-0500)

my Pleurotus species guesstimates for this observation and its siblings (http://mushroomobserver.org/8461 + http://mushroomobserver.org/58782) have been based on doppelgänger Pleuroti here at MO, nothing more.



was listed as P. populinus, I proposed the same for this one. Now that it’s been recombobulated into P. pulmonarius, I’m giving this observation another what-the-hell style naming by proposing the same. someone with some Pleurotus expertise: please put an end to this oyster shooting from the hip. what are these?? I now see that Walk tacked P. albidus onto the other ob which looks like a convincing fit macromorphologically and geographically…

as for Gerronema, I know pitifully little about the genus, but I can’t remember any examples I’ve seen displaying such a cespitose habit. what’s more, these gills were distinctly close, shallow and completely concolorous with the cap. more fitting with Pleurotus somethingus to my mind.

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