Observation 155891: Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler

When: 2013-12-19

Collection location: Ainsworth State Park, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hunter hunter

No specimen available

This block was given to me at a fungal fair. I’m not sure what it is. Really not sure how to fruit either.



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Lentinula edodes
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-19 00:21:02 CST (-0500)

has been cultivated in Oregon since at least 1982. The late William Dennison cultivated and fruited a block first, as far as I can tell. I got my block from Dr. Henry Mee about a week after, and it fruited immediately.

Lentinus strigosa is unknown to me. I think if it were growing (cultivated) in Oregon I would have heard of it by now.

Dr. Henry Mee was the first person allowed by the USDA to import live Lentinus edodes (now Lentinula edodes) into the United States.

I cultivated an exceptionally large Lentinula edodes on a 1" diameter Eastern Red oak log at my parents’ farm near Lebanon, Oregon. The fungus was so large it fell off the log (limb?) by its’ own weight. Before exibiting it at Oregon Mycological Society, I measured it: 7.25" across. Typical fruitings of Lentinula edodes is usually 5-6 inches wide, at most.

By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2013-12-19 00:52:26 CST (-0500)

if you’re hungry. i got some i need to harvest soon as well. Enjoy

By: Hunter hunter
2013-12-19 00:47:10 CST (-0500)
Should I eat it?
I guess I owe you a coke
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2013-12-19 00:40:26 CST (-0500)
I didn’t even know the same name could be proposed twice.
Mutant shiitake
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2013-12-19 00:37:22 CST (-0500)

can look pretty odd.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-19 00:36:22 CST (-0500)


looks like…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-19 00:26:56 CST (-0500)

Lentinus strigosus.

Created: 2013-12-19 00:05:07 CST (-0500)
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