Observation 66419: Lentinus Fr.

White to creamy cap; soft rubbery flesh; cap deeply funnel-shaped; in younger specimans, the gills are pale yellow, but seem to lighten with age; attached by a distinct ‘foot’ to dead wood in tropical, coastal rainforest; gregarious; gills decurrent, crowded; again, in younger specimans the gills appear to be forked, however in older specimans the gills were so fine it was hard to see. Cap up to 100mm across.

The original speciman I picked has ‘dried’ like cardboard; the gill surface has ‘yellowed’ in the drying process.

A. infundibuliformis is the best match that I can find in Fuhrer, however the stipe in Fuhrer seems thicker. Also, the image in Fuhrer appears to be growing out of the ground rather than dead wood.


Additional photo from sample found in my back yard.
Close of up gills.
Younger speciman.

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Used references: Fuhrer, Bruce – A Field Guide to Australian Fungi
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By: Mark Price (marksandyleucapops@gmail.com)
2011-05-01 04:14:47 CDT (-0500)

Excellent – thanks folks. Lentinus doesn’t even feature in Fuhrer, so thanks for the ID – looks like a winner.

looks awfully Lentinus-like
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-30 17:33:36 CDT (-0500)

growing on wood; un-cespitose; close, decurrent, shallow, white-to-off-white gills; umbilicate to infundibuliform with a droopy margin.

Not A. infundibuliformis
By: Mark Price (marksandyleucapops@gmail.com)
2011-04-29 05:24:03 CDT (-0500)

It’s definately not Austropaxillus infundibuliformis. I don’t know what it is.

Spore colour
By: Mark Price (marksandyleucapops@gmail.com)
2011-04-28 05:10:54 CDT (-0500)

I took a spore print on white paper and didn’t get much. There seemed to be a very pale yellow on part of the paper – not sure if that was discolouration from the fungi, or actual spores. If spores, the it doesn’t match Fuhrers description of bright, rust coloured spores so I’m thinking A infundibuliformis is not my guy.

Another speciman
By: Mark Price (marksandyleucapops@gmail.com)
2011-04-27 18:31:07 CDT (-0500)

I found another, younger example of the same fungi in my back yard in Cairns. I’ll upload more photos tonight.

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