Observation 63614: Lentinus Fr. sect. Lentinus

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Lentinus, si! (I can see those erroded serrated gills when I peek closer under that cap). Species…could be anything in Columbia, eh? Can we really do a photo ID to species with this one?
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: “Pileal surface pilose-strigose, with ciliate margin… tropical and subtropical.”
Used references: Pegler, D. N. 1983. “The genus Lentinus: a world monograph.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. 281 pp.

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Sorry it took me so long to write back…
By: Pilar Quintana (La Manigua)
2011-02-23 16:15:50 PST (-0800)

I’ve been very busy writing. It was about three-four centimetres in diameter and more or less five centimeters tall. It was tough and dry. It was growing on a dead tree root, along other fungi of the same kind and age. Yes, deep gills. I’m not sure I understand what omphaloid means, but it definitely had a deep belly button. When I saw it I thought it could be observation 59064, only older, or observation 54819 (hope the links turn out all right, this is my first time trying). It had velvet hairs on the cap, they were long. It was much darker in the belly button, very dark brown, I wouldn’t say purple. Well, I hope this helps (don’t mind my English, please). And thank you all for your helpful comments!

The key may also be outdated
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-19 10:19:45 PST (-0800)

There is no mention of L. strigosus aka Panus rudis having any purple coloration. I wonder if Dennis isn’t referring to another species altogether.

there are lots of named Lentinus on MO…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-19 10:08:38 PST (-0800)

but how were those names determined?

your key to tropical lentinus sp. is quite nice, but the features that it refers to are not readily apparent in these photos. we still don’t know the size of the fruit body. The stipe appears to be densely hairy, but not clearly so. beyond Lentinus sp., with what we can see here, it still feels like conjecture…

A nice brief article on tropical lentinus species
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-02-19 09:37:57 PST (-0800)
is here… http://www.jstor.org/pss/4109422 There is also a nice observation of L. velutinus on MO as well as several on L. crinitus. However, it would be difficult to go much beyond “Probably” with the limited information we have.
Lentinus crinitus would seem to be
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-02-18 20:39:25 PST (-0800)
another good possibility. The L. velutinus is supposed to have a long stipe, more mauve color, and shorter velvet-like hairs on the cap? Ron
beautiful sharp photos…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-18 17:47:47 PST (-0800)

of a very curious fungus.
how big was it?
it looks tough (as well as dry).
what was it growing on?
deep gills?
hairy as heck cap?

que raro!

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