When: 2010-09-12

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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I find it
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-02-07 19:19:41 EET (+0200)

difficult to tell the Lentinellus species in this group apart (ursinus, castoreus, vulpinum and auricula/pilatii), when they are young in particular.

My impression on aging specimen, auricula stays pale quite a while but becomes yellowish brown on drying, vulpinum soon turns more brownish, develops a ribbed cap and often rusty spots, the others become darker reddish brown. But don’t take that for granted – I can be mistaken about them..

(if some collections of L. cochleatus look similar to this one, they are probably misidentified :-)

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-02-07 18:35:45 EET (+0200)

L. auricula does not show up on any fungi lists from North America that I am aware of. If this is that species, revisiting the site and collecting it would be great. Some collections of L. cochleatus look similar.
http://www.mycoquebec.org/... cochleatus/ Lentin en colimaçon&tag=Lentinellus cochleatus&gro=14