When: 2007-11-26

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

small mushrooms, several in small clusters to scattered on well-rotten damp poplar log (3-4" diameter)
ST: 15-20×3-4mm, dark brown, v fine white puberulent near base, v tough and rigid, solid, pale inside, curved
CAP: 20-40mm wide, convex but v strongly umbilicate, irreg wavy-contorted, light to dark brown, gen lighter at margin, not viscid even when wet, soft but not v fragile
FLESH: light brown, ~1mm thick
VEIL: no sign
GILL: whitish, distant, slightly decurrent, v conspicuously ragged/toothed
SPORE: print pure white

It keys out as Lentinus cochleatus (= Lentinellus c.) in Demystified, but there’s no description, and it doesn’t particularly look like the images I find doing a google image search. Genus is certain, though, due to ragged gill margins.

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