Observation 91555: Neolentinus lepideus (Fr.) Redhead & Ginns

When: 2012-04-01

Collection location: Upper Hillsborough Tract, Zephyrhills, Florida, USA [Click for map]

28.246139° -82.113025°

Who: Josh M.K. (suchen)

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Found growing in nutrient-rich burn soil at the base of a burned longleaf pine in arid conditions and direct sunlight. About 3.5-4 inches tall and slightly less in cap diameter. Strange looking aborted pin stained pinkish red, but full-sized mushroom did not. Some brown staining evident at proximal end of gills where damaged.

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By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-04-02 21:42:12 PDT (-0700)

nailed it, Traveler! The gills are serrated and there are indeed scales on stem and even a few on the cap. There was also the faintest hint of a white spore print when I just checked. Thank you kindly.

hah, we did it at the same time.
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-04-02 21:42:07 PDT (-0700)


I believe that photo addresses your questions regarding the base of the stipe and those projections.

I think I see serration on some of the gills.
By: Jay Justice (Arkansas Traveler )
2012-04-02 15:46:27 PDT (-0700)

Habitat – close to pine tree – some scales on stem – possibly serrated gills – I think we cannot rule out Neolentinus (perhaps lepideus)based on what we see in the images.

By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-04-02 12:02:43 PDT (-0700)

can anyone tell me what the brown root-like projections might be in the photo just above the cross section? I haven’t found anything quite like it before.

Smell, cross section, etc
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-04-02 12:00:02 PDT (-0700)

The smell is rather pungent and a bit sour being on the older side. It actually smells closest to a fruiting of Gymnopilus I found over the winter, but more pungent and less pleasant. I have uploaded a shot of the cross section. There is faint pinkish coloration along the area of the gills. The stipe cross section showed the same white rubbery filling. I have tried all of my best tek to get a spore print but it just won’t give.

Very old
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-02 11:30:44 PDT (-0700)


Notched gills?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-04-02 11:21:41 PDT (-0700)

I can’t really tell about the gill attachment here. If notched, I would guess possibly Tricholoma?

Cross section, smell, taste, spores, etc? :)

Created: 2012-04-02 10:52:21 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2012-04-02 21:40:54 PDT (-0700)
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