Observation 57873: Lentinellus ursinus (Fr.) Kühner var. ursinus
When: 2010-11-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On well decayed coast live oak.

Cap pubescent.

Taste peppery, numbing the mouth for a few minutes.

Spores 4 × 3 microns, globose-elliptical, with a conspicuous hilar appendage. Maybe slightly ornamented.

Gills serate.

Cheilocystidia not extremely common, but not rare. Of at least 2 types, one with a sharp apex and green spots inside, and the other with a squarely cut off apex, less common.

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pileipellis cross section
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pileipellis cross section
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pileipellis cross section
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cap trama
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serrate gill edge
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gill edge
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gill edge
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flat cheilocystida
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basidia
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spores

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
58% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Small, fine hairs on the cap, on live oak
Used references: MD page 144, http://www.svims.ca/council/Lentin.htm
Based on microscopic features: Spore size and shape matches
Based on chemical features: Peppery taste

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Created: 2010-11-03 02:26:17 PDT (-0700)
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