Train Wrecker Neolentinus lepideus (Fries) Redhead & Ginns  Synonyms: Scaly Lentinus.

Status:

Solitary or clustered on decaying conifers, occasionally on oak, also on fence posts, railroad ties, and so on.

Description:

Cap: White with coarse brown scales, convex to nearly flat, margin strongly inrolled; flesh firm, white, sometimes sweet- smelling. Gills: White/yellowish; edges serrate; slightly decurrent. Stalk: Whitish with scales, may be red-brown at base (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 17 records in the project database.

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Train Wrecker in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2014). Verified by Anne Looker. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/2/2019). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker cluster in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/2/2019). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2014). Verified by Anne Looker. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Gills of a Train Wrecker in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Train Wrecker in Howard Co., Maryland (7/5/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

A Train Wrecker (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Neolentinus lepideus found in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/15/2011). Lance Biechele notes, "This mushroom can grow on railroad ties treated with creosote!" Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker growing in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2019). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Train Wrecker (spores) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2014). Cylindrical, smooth; measured 7.6-10.9 X 3.3-4.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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