Bear Lentinus Lentinellus ursinus (Fries)Kuhner    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Auriscalpiaceae   >   Genus Lentinellus   

Status:

Found in clusters on hardwood logs and branches, especially oak and beech.

Description:

Fruiting body: Disc darker brown, margin paler; velvety with fibrils, cuticle tough, semicircular to circular, convex to nearly flat, margin inrolled with appressed light hairs, veil remnants; flesh white to pale brown; definite odor when cut. Gills: Pinky-brown to yellow-tan, serrated, close; radiate from point of attachment. Stalk: None (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 53 records in the project database.

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Bear Lentinus on a rotting log in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus (dorsal) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/21/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus in Howard Co., Maryland (11/21/2009), a cluster of old fruiting bodies with white spores on dorsal sides. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus (fruiting bodies, dorsal side and gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bear Lentinus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/28/2020). (c) wearethechampignons, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by wearethechampignons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Bear Lentinus specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (11/21/2009). Nearly round, minute spines; measured 3.9-4.2 X 2.8-3.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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