Name: Grifola frondosa
Authority: (Dicks.) Gray 1821
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 10/13/2005
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 15
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 038.570 N
Longitude: 090.396 W
City: Kirkwood
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: Oak Hill Cemetery
Habitat: lawn
Moisture conditions: moist
Substrate: wood - live
Reference document: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - 1981
Author:Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN No: 0-394-51992-2
Page no:463
Spore length: 5 - 7 microns
Spore width: 3.5 - 5 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: broadly elliptical
Spore print color: white
Chemical reaction: n/d
Also called Polyporus frondosus. This choice edible is often hard to differentiate from the fallen leaves that are usually around it. It can be found for many years at the same spot or in the same area, often in clusters 10-20" wide, weighing 5 to 100 pounds. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Grifola frondosa.

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