Morels, Truffles and other Spring Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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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.
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