Spores: The spores are white, small, and non-amyloid
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Neolentinus kauffmanii can appear either pleurotoid or collybia-like depending on the orientation of the stipe. Usually it is off-center and curved, so we have included it here. When mature, the pale tan to pinkish tan or vinaceous tinged caps are nearly flat, with lobed margins. The crowded, adnate to decurrent gills are irregular or saw-toothed and vary from whitish to pinkish buff. The taste is slightly peppery at times. N. kauffmanii is primarily a fall species and causes a brown rot of conifer logs and stumps, usually Sitka spruce. Neolentinus adhaerens (Albertini & Schweinitz) Redhead & Ginns, a rare brownish species with amber resin spots on the cap, occurs in the same habitats.