Observation 61493: Neolentinus ponderosus (O.K. Mill.) Redhead & Ginns
When: 2010-07-19
Who: Algidus
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I am new to this!! so I just took pictures of this, the biggest mushroom I’ve seen so far.

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Recognized by sight: Looks like a picture and matches a few of the features described in Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora (sure would have liked to have checked for serrated gills).

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By: Algidus
2011-01-02 06:31:25 CST (+0800)

I was pretty much in the dark about identifying mushrooms until a couple of months ago when I read Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. A great book, but he needs to write a 3rd edition. In the 2 years that I have been photographing them I passed up this mushroom, Lacterious deliciocus, Boletus Borrowsii(white king bolete?),Boletus edulis(I think), A fine looking morel, 2 species of Agaricus, a patch of Clitocybe nuda, and a few other edible species because I had no idea what they were. Since demystifying the mushrooms I have eaten Coprinus comatus and 2 species of Agaricus, I think one was bitorquis. The book also mentions this mushroom as being edible and hunted by some. I will try it if I find it again…..maybe you will beat me to it. Good Luck.

Did ya eat it?
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2010-12-31 17:47:50 CST (+0800)

I find these in the seirra navada range on stumps and broken up wood. I have not ate one yet but I herd there pretty good.

I go to my family’s cabin in southern Utah every summer. I didn’t know they were in range. I’ll keep my eyes open for these.

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