Observation 46335: Neolentinus lepideus (Fr.) Redhead & Ginns

When: 2010-06-05

Collection location: Rockville, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)

No specimen available

Habitat – growing on soil, under pine tree, cluster of three specimens

Pileus – Light cream color, brown concentric apressed scales, surface is dull, dry, glabrose where scales not present, shape is round, convex to flat, narrowly depressed, margins is inrolled, somewhat eroded, tinted yellow. Smell is non-distinctive. Flesh is white.

Hymenium – gilled, gills are white, attached, slightly decurrent, gills are subdistant, moderately broad, somewhat eroded.

Stipe – central, solid, flexible, radicated, equal, scabrous, flesh is white, does not bruise any color when cut. No ring or volva observed.

Spore print – white

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[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rockville, Maryland’ to ‘Rockville, Maryland, USA



Proposed Names

-73% (3)
Recognized by sight
56% (2)
Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: The scales are apressed and dark brown which meets some of the descriptions I saw for this other Neolentinus.

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-06-06 16:58:11 CDT (-0400)

N. lepideus usually grows on exposed wood of conifers. Since this one apparently fruited from buried wood the pseudorhiza was likely just a means to get the fruiting body above ground. You might try preserving it by drying. Except for DNA, freezing a mushroom is not very practical for identification purposes. Also,this a very variable species (or complex) which sometimes fruits indoors, on telephone poles, and in some of the driest conditions imaginable. Its common name Train Wrecker refers to its habit of growing on railroad ties. It also may carry a distinct ring or none at all.

The pseudorhiza is strange
By: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)
2010-06-06 13:37:16 CDT (-0400)

I checked on all my field guides and I did not find any reference for a pseudorhiza on Neolentinus lepideus. This may be a different species (potentially not described yet). Because of the radicated stipe I would possibly call this one Neolentinus radicatus or something similar. I am going to freeze it just in case.

29 synonyms in Species Fungorum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-06-06 11:30:42 CDT (-0400)
Lentinus lepideus new name
By: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)
2010-06-06 09:43:28 CDT (-0400)

According to Roger Mushrooms “Lentinus lepideus has been renamed to Neolentinus lepideus”

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