Not common. Grows in clusters from
rudimentary or absent stem on wood stumps of deciduous trees (oak, ash, etc.)
in late summer and autumn.
somewhat funnel-shaped smooth cap often having basally fused lateral or absent
stems. Gills are decurrent.
Like all Lentinellus
species, the gills are saw-toothed (serrated, jagged).Brittle but tough flesh.
Edible: Mild taste. Aniseed flavor and odor.
The aromatic compounds involved in the
aniseed odor are also found in Agaricus
other mushrooms. They are a potential source for the flavor industry.
The anise-like odor ofClitocybe odora, Lentinellus cochleatus and
Agaricus essettei, Mycologia,
2002, pp. 373–376. 2002 by The Mycological Society of America, Lawrence, KS 66044-8897 Issued 21