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yay, Jean!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-11-29 07:53:11 PST (-0800)

You Puerto Rico mycologists/mycophiles are very fortunate to have her on the job. So sorry that y’all are in such straits these days.

Good luck, hang tough, and thanks for posting these.

you’re probably referring
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-11-28 17:20:11 PST (-0800)

to Pegler’s Agaric Flora of the Lesser Antilles. I own this and his Lentinus monograph. When I found some discrepancies in the latter, I was told by a professional mycologist (who shall remain unnamed!) to trust Pegler’s monographic work only a little bit more than his regional work, as in not very much.

That said, I of course defer to Dr. Lodge entirely. If she calls this L. scleropus, that’s what it is. Good to know!

Lentinus scleropus
By: kurt miller (komille277)
2017-11-28 17:02:55 PST (-0800)

Recently I brought a pair of specimens from different parts of the island to Jean Lodge because the ID was driving me crazy. Her herbarium included specimens of L. scleropus (labeled as L. hirtus, an older synonym) from all over the West Indies. Jean has a really great book with keys for Lentinus specific to the Caribbean if my memory serves me. There were not that many in the key (the most glaring omission is an Old World species which has practically colonized every log on the island, L. sajor-caju). L. scleropus is a very commonly seen mushrooms on the island, fruiting on dead wood all year round. The pileus often has the fine, appressed hairs as seen in the photo and the stipe has the black squamules at the base. The flesh is difficult to tear, unlike Pleurotus, and will dry tough and yellowish.

creo que si!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-11-28 10:55:05 PST (-0800)

Here are more photos of this from the fungi of Puerto Rico FB page:


By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-11-28 09:57:42 PST (-0800)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-06-16 11:34:19 PDT (-0700)

is a naming convention invention of Pulk’s to denote having a pleurotoid habit. Specific affinity with Pleurotus s.s. is not required.

were they tough?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-16 11:28:29 PDT (-0700)

or were they just out of reach?

sure has a shaggy cap for a Pleurotus (in the very broad sense). More Lentinoid to my eye.

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