Observation 94682: Lentinus bertieri (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2012-05-14

Collection location: Thomasville, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kristine (JanusGD)

No specimen available

Hi! I’m looking for some help identifying a mushroom I found in my yard yesterday. I hope someone here can put a name on this one! These mushrooms have gills under the cap and a bearded or spiny appearance on the top. The gills run part way down the stem which is dark brown and has a scaly appearance. The mushrooms are growing out of an old stump at ground level. I have several other photos if that will help.

Proposed Names

6% (4)
Recognized by sight
40% (4)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: densely strigose/villose & initially involute margin, blackish stipe base, neotropical…ish distribution
Used references: Pegler, D. N. 1983. “The genus Lentinus: a world monograph.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. 281 pp.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-05-14 19:04:05 CDT (-0400)

doubtful Lentinus but promising L. crinitus?

The last monograph (1983) is over 288 pages. I haven’t read it personally, but I’ll bet you a nickel that it lists more hairy Lentinus with NA distributions than L. crinitus.

I used to live right near…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2012-05-14 15:26:00 CDT (-0400)

Thomasville, GA.
Ever heard of Whigham, GA?
I went to high school for a little bit in Cairo. The Syrupmakers! haha

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