Covers mushrooms and other non-lichenized fungi that form multicellular fruiting bodies large enough to be seen with the unaided eye.
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43 species, 11 subspecies and varieties
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Index to genera:Nectria
Distribution: Commonly found in the mountains near melting snow but also can appear on bare soil, in meadows, or even at lower elevations under conifers, far from any snow.
Spores: amyloid spores
Spores: The spores are white, small, and non-amyloid
– scaly Lentinus, scaly sawgill, train-wrecker
Distribution: N. lepideus is not common in natural habitats, but can be found on conifer logs and stumps in some areas. It is a brown-rot fungus and is more commonly encountered on construction timbers, railroad ties, and, in the past, on automobile frames when they were made of wood. It can occur almost any time but is most common in summer and fall.
– large Lentinus, ponderous Lentinus, giant sawtooth
– rose goblet
Distribution: N. pouchetii is known from scattered locations throughout the PNW, North Africa, and France, although it is likely to occur elsewhere too.
Spores: The spores are ellipsoid, 23--32 x 8--10 µm, warty when mature
– jellied bird's nest fungus, common gel bird's nest
– white barrel bird's nest
– silky Nolanea, silky pinkgill