Observation 165094: Lentinus sect. Lentinus

When: 2014-05-12

Collection location: Orange Park, Jacksonville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Blount (1onevision)

No specimen available

found on a root of a living oak tree. White gills attached to stem and fuzzy white to brown cap. Has a rubbery texture and smells like shiitake.


on oak root
on oak root
on oak root

Proposed Names

53% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: “Pileal surface pilose-strigose, with ciliate margin; …tropical and subtropical”
Used references: Pegler, D. N. 1983. “The genus Lentinus_: a world monograph.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. 281 pp.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: pileus densely strigose, margin initially involute, stipe darker below, anastomose/poroid at apex, lamellae pale yellowish brown to dark yelloiwsh brown, tropical distribution.
Used references: Pegler, David N. The Genus Lentinus: A World Monograph. London: H.M.S.O., 1983. 20-22. Print.

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