Observation 65749: Lentinula Earle

When: 2011-02-09

Collection location: Costa Rica [Click for map]

Who: Phalluscybe (phonehenge)

No specimen available

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-31% (2)
Recognized by sight
-53% (3)
Recognized by sight
1% (2)
Recognized by sight: Gills are serrated and white, growing on wood
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: micro needed to ID to sp.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-03-06 12:54:44 CST (-0500)

From Mata, Juan L., Ronald H. Petersen & Karen W. Hughes. “The Genus Lentinula in the Americas.” Mycologia 93.6 (2001): 1102-1112.

Lamellae adnate, adnexed to seceding, subventricose to ventricose, close to crowded, white at first, eventually off white, “pale ochraceous buff”, “tilleul buff”, “light ochraceous buff”, “pale pinkish cinnamon” (6A2), “pinkish buff” (6B4), yellowish white (4A2); margin entire, or uneven when young, becoming even with age; lamellulae numerous.

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sources seem to either conflict in their description of lamellar margins or simply neglect to mention altogether at what stage(s) margins are either entire or eroded/serrated/etc. the MycoBank non-original description (of Malaysian material) simply says “margin entire or eroded.” In light of this ambiguity, lamellar margins may not be the best character for ruling L. boryana in or out. A comparison of available photos:


makes this ob look like a potential fit after all.