Observation 76647: Lenzites betulina (L.) Fr.

When: 2011-09-19

Collection location: Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

35.0° -82.0°

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Used reference: Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians — William C. Roody

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This younger growth was found on the section of log next to the one with the other fruiting body. It is very similar to a photograph of P. fulgens found here:

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Check illustration
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-09-20 10:10:31 CDT (-0400)

On the other hand, check the illustration on page 383 (or 4*) in
“Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians”, and see if
you don’t agree that the photo could very well be of this specimen.
The colors of the cap agree more closely — I also have seen L. betulina
in this area, and it is banded more dark brown & tan than orange.
The hymenium here is more tooth-like and random than gill-like.
Also, the range is correct — part of the Appalachian chain.

Also, see the second photo of a nearby younger growth.

*I had a copy in hand this weekend in N.C. — only have access to the
index online presently.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-09-19 18:03:57 CDT (-0400)

like a young Lenzites

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