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Lentinellus cochleatus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Aniseed Cockleshell, Aniszäling, Lentine en colimaçon
Lentinellus cochleatus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9355
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Lentinellus cochleatus Mushroom
Ref No: 9357
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Lentinellus cochleatus (Pers. ex Fr.) Karst. syn. Lentinus cochleatus (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. Aniszäling Lentine en colimaçon Aniseed Cockleshell. Cap 2–6cm across, irregularly funnel-shaped, flesh-colour to reddish-brown. Stem 20–50 x 8–15mm, central or lateral, often rooting, reddish-brown darkening towards the base. Flesh pinkish, tough. Taste mild, smell of aniseed. Gills decurrent, pale flesh-coloured. Spore print white. Spores subglobose, amyloid, 4.5–5 x 3.5–4um. Habitat tufted on stumps of deciduous trees. Season late summer to late autumn. Uncommon. Edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 30 December 2013

Lentinellus cochleatus.
Lentinellus cochleatus
Steve Nickerson (Canada) - 18 September 2012

Found these on an oak stump in mid September in eastern Ontario. The height is about 9cm with the largest spiral measuring about 3.5cm. The spore print is white and the gills appear rough edged. Lentinellus cochleatus sounds right but none of the pictures show the spiral form which is the most distinctive feature on first glance.
Lentinellus cochleatus
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 25 February 2011

Wejherowo i okolice.Poland
Lentinellus cochleatus
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