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Article Title

On Lentodium squamulosum

Document Type

Research

Abstract

The genus Lentodium, with its single species L. squamulosum, was established by Morgan (1895) to accommodate a fungus which had then been known for half a century. It was sent to Berkeley from Ohio by Lea in 1845 or earlier; Berkeley commented on it in that year (1845, p. 302) in the following terms: "*Lentinus tigrinus, Fr. A most remarkable state of this species has been found by Mr. Lea (n. 245) in which the gills have anastomosed, until the whole pileus and gills have become a hard, solid mass. At first sight it has quite the appearance of a new genus; but I am convinced that it is merely a very curious state of our European species." In Lea's catalogue (1849, p. 56), there is a similar, but briefer comment. Later, Berkeley (1860, p. 59) again refers to it: "In some cases [referring to agaries] the pileus, though developed, is never perfected, as in a curious form of Lentinus tigrinus not uncommon in the United States, where the whole forms a firm mass, suggesting, with its intricate abortive gills, some new genus, rather than that to which it really belongs."

Publication Date

1956

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

63

Issue

1

First Page

280

Last Page

286

Copyright

© Copyright 1956 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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