When: 2017-08-08

Collection location: Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Collected on a mycological trip to SE AZ with Bob Chapman.
It was growing on a downed oak tree lying in the creek. Brought to the AMS foray later in the week, where no one could ID it!

IF still prefers Lentinus levis for this species.

Pretty sure it got tossed.


slightly umbilicate cap with erroding ornamentation.
large white cap with erroding ornamentation and pleated edges at age.
decurrent gills, thick central stipe.
heavily haired stipe

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: huge tough whitish woodrotter with decurrent yellowing gills and an insanely hairy stipe.
Used references: Jay Justice’s ID of a similar example from TX on FB yesterday.

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