Observation 32012: Pleurotus dryinus (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-07-05

Collection location: Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

Specimen available

Cap width 18 cm fan shaped or more like funnel shaped yellow off white. with fine hairs on the surface, depressed center. Margins slightly serrated grooved. Gills deeply decurrent light yellow/cream. crowded, broad, Stem 5 cm X 3cm having fine hairs on it. light yellow/cream The apex narrowing, wider at the base. Flesh meaty white slight citrus odor taste bitter Spore print cream.
Found growing solitary on exposed heartwood of Beech. South facing canyon area.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Conard acesss area New River Gorge Fayette. Co West Virginia’ to ‘near Cunard River Access, New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA



Proposed Names

-7% (4)
Recognized by sight: found growing from wound of tree
Used references: Mushrooms of Southeastern United States Bessette page 164-165
25% (5)
Recognized by sight: remnant ring zone at upper stipe, laterally-curved stipe
-23% (3)
Recognized by sight
-23% (3)
Recognized by sight
-19% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Apical veil
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-02-03 12:51:52 AST (-0400)

visible on this pristine fruiting.

Partial Veil
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-02-03 12:49:20 AST (-0400)

is very evanescent on P. dryinus. I think I see traces of the veil at the stipe apex of this observation. When very fresh the cap has a pretty sheen. As for seasonality in Eastern North America both species are to be expected from June to September. Lentinus levis is usually larger and by far has the hairiest stem. It is interesting that while they are currently in different genera that each has a citrus like odor wwhich is not a common fungus fragrance. Both have yellowish colors especially Lentinus levis when it is drying.

L. levis described as not having
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-02-03 12:30:02 AST (-0400)

partial veil and more of a summer fungus. See http://www.bio.utk.edu/....


By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-09-12 18:31:36 ADT (-0300)

Are you covering your bases here? How are you judging these two look alikes? I think based on climate, these two observations are supposed to be switched around. L levis in warm climate, and P dryinus in colder climates.

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