Morels, Truffles and other Spring Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: email@example.com
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Lentinellus montanus is one of several species of Lentinellus
characterized by having sawtoothed gill edges. Lentinellus montanus
fruits on dead conifers at higher elevations just after the snow melts.
It is too small to be of interest as an edible and its look-alikes are
mostly bitter or acrid and so are not collected for the table. Lentinellus
montanus superficially resembles a decrepit oyster mushroom but
the oyster mushrooms do not have saw-toothed gill edges.