Observation 62753: Lentinus velutinus Fr.
When: 2011-01-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: People in an Internet group suggested Lentinus velutinus, and Lentinus crinitus. An article I found on Internet, “Lentinus in Trinidad B.W.I.” by R.W.G. Dennis, describes Lentinus velutinus as follows: “Pileus covered with a pile of short erect hairs formed of single hyphae.” The var. leprieurii has “gills narrow, stipe more slender, often tufted, on logs.”

The article describes the L. crinitus as follows: “Pileus sparsely hairy except towards the margin, hairs rope-like… Pileus about 2 inches across.”

The mushroom I found had a pileus less than 2 inches across (I did not measure it), the hairs were all over it, and the hairs were not rope-like, which they were in an image by Taylor Lockwood of L. crinitus. My observation is more like the description of the L. velutinus.

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Mushroom in habitat at Gumbo Limbo Trail.
There had been a torrential rain. The hairs are less evident. This is the mushroom as found on the Gumbo Limbo Trail.
Gumbo Limbo Trail, Everglades National Park, FL

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