Observation 49489: Lentinus strigosus Fr. (Site ID) (Panus lecomtei)

When: 1986-05-17

Collection location: Wyalusing State Park, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)

No specimen available

From the discussion of 40372, it does not sound like Western and Eastern Panus conchatus are very likely to be the same thing.
Since 49372 caused so much discussion, I dusted off some really old pictures that I took of the only really purple Lentinus/Panus that I ever found. It was during morel season in Wisconsin in those days, but now the morels seem to usually be done two weeks earlier. It was very young and was a beautiful dark purple, but in the several hours it took to get home, the purple tones had faded completely from the caps, which were just brown.


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Now I am really confused
By: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)
2010-08-02 11:41:18 PDT (-0700)

I looked up Panus and Lentinus strigosus and rudis on Index Fungorum and got myself really confused. There, Panus strigosus is supposed to be called Lentinus levis, but Lentinus rudis is Lentinus strigosus, and so is Pleurotus rudis. I thought I had Pleurotus/Panus strigosus figured out (as a name for older Panus/Lentinus levis, but I will make a separate observation on that shortly.

beautiful capture, Steve…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-02 09:01:32 PDT (-0700)

but this mushroom is unusually hairy for a P. conchatus, at least as we know it in the West.