Lentinellus cochleatus var. inolens – first record for Wales

Previously only recorded in CATE2 as far north as Worcestershire, Lentinellus cochleatus var. inolens has been found in a wood near Llangollen by Fungal Friends member Ian Staniforth. This variant is distinguished from the principal species by the lack of aniseed smell and absence of chlamydospores in the pileipillis (Funga Nordica 2nd edition reprint 2018, p. 115).

Photos: Ian Staniforth