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Lentinellus ursinus

Lentinellus ursinus

Common Name: Bear Lentinus


Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Cream


This mushroom grows on wood and tends to have a slightly fuzzy surface.  It could be confused with something like an oyster, but look closely at the gills, and you should see serrated edges. Said to taste very hot.


Lentinellus vulpinus is very similar. It may not be possible to differentiate without a microscope. L. vulpinus should have a base to the shelf, but this can be very variable. 


Lentinellus ursinus

9/19/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN