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Lentinus Lepideus

Lentinus lepideus

Scaly Lentinus

Cap or Pileus - Fleshy, firm, convex or expanded. Creamy white, spotted with dark brown appressed scales. 3-5 inches.

Gills or Lamellae - Rather broad, not crowded; growing down the stem. White edges, irregularly toothed.

Stem or Stipe - Whitish. Sometimes eccentric, straight, or curved; firm, solid, equal, or tapering at the base. 2-4 inches long.

Ring or Annulus - None.

Spores - White.

Flesh - White.

Time - June to August.

Habitat - On wood; common on railroad ties.