Gilled Bracket Lenzites betulina (Linnaeus) Fries  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on decaying hardwoods, occasionally conifers.

Description:

Fruiting body: Color variable (white/pink/gray/yellow/brown/green (colored by algae); velvety, hairy; semicircular/fan-shaped; stalkless; pronounced odor. Pores: white/creamy, gill-like radiating from point of attachment, sometimes forking, occasionally elongated pores near margin (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 131 records in the project database.

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Gilled Bracket growing in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/31/2017). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Lenzites betulina in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/6/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Underside of Lenzites betulina in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/6/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Lenzites betulina in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Identified by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Lenzites betulina in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Identified by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Howard Co., Maryland (3/19/2018). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/10/2017). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Howard Co., Maryland (10/26/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/8/2018). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/8/2018). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Lenzites betulina (dorsal surface of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/27/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Lenzites betulina (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/27/2008). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Lenzites betulina (gill-like pores) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/24/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/19/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Lenzites betulina found in Howard Co., Maryland (3/8/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Gilled Bracket in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/11/2018). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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