Navel Sawgill Lentinellus flabelliformis (Bolton) S. Ito    Synonyms: Stalked Lentinus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Auriscalpiaceae   >   Genus Lentinellus   


Found solitary or in small groups on hardwoods and conifers, occasionally on moss or buried wood.


Cap: Brownish/pinkish, hygrophanous, smooth; convex to nearly flat, center of disc depressed in age. Gills: Off-white, beige; serrated. Stalk: Brown, central to eccentric, tough (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 27 records in the project database.

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Navel Sawgill (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Navel Sawgill (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2010). Note serrated edges of gills. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Navel Sawgill in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2010). This dorsal view shows the reason for its common name. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Navel Sawgill specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2010). Ellipsoid, minutely spiny; measured 5.2-6.0 X 3.5-4.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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