Observation 45303: Neolentinus Redhead & Ginns

When: 2010-05-11

Collection location: Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kyle (kydelic)

No specimen available

Found these small mushrooms growing on a felled rotting log. They seem to be strong growers, pushing through the bark, some growing individually, some in clusters. Immature ‘pins’ as well as fully matured mushrooms were observed, as was the underlying mycelium. Most were small, not much more than 5 or 6 cm in length with a tough stipe, some of which had long slender cracks or what could be layers (looking at old pictures I have of Amainta bisporigera specimens, this feature could also be from veil remnants, it is hard to tell). The caps were brownish and cracking with maturity to a white background. I have been unable to obtain a spore print, however I would assume them to be whitish (although I know this assumption is quite fallible). Gills are packed quite closely together and appear, to me, to be free. Because these are growing close to my home I can try on another day to get more pictures and details if needed.

Unfortunately, due to a problem with the camera I was using, only one blurry picture of the growth actually came out.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:24 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., Florida, USA’ to ‘Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA



Proposed Names

-23% (2)
Used references: Mushrooms demysitfied
14% (3)
Recognized by sight
26% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Kimbroughs “Common Florida Mushrooms”
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Kyle (kydelic)
2010-05-13 10:22:22 EDT (-0400)

I went and checked the colony of mushrooms again, and I found them to not only to still be around, but to also be very mature. The caps are generally depressed and much of the brown coloring is gone, leaving the mushroom off-white with a brown ‘eye’ where the stipe connects to the cap and an orangish ring around it. The gills are not reliably serrate. There are a few individual gills that are serrate however overall this is not observed. They are beautiful specimens, whatever they are. I am attempting to again take a spore print but I do expect it to be white

Gill serration
By: Kyle (kydelic)
2010-05-13 09:29:36 EDT (-0400)

I will go out and check them again, however there was no serration that I could identify, even using a low magnifying glass (not sure of the magnification), originally.

Lentinus gills
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-05-13 08:37:58 EDT (-0400)

are the key to identification. The edges should be serate, or like the teeth of a saw. No other mushroom genus has that feature. I cannot see it in any of the photos. Lentinus remais a possible candidate.

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