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Lion's Mane, Satyr's Beard, Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, Pom Pom Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Fungus

Hericium erinaceus

Description:

White, toothed fungus; pproximately 12-13 cm long and 10-12 cm wide; teeth approximately 1.5-2 cm long; exhibiting 5 to 6 large lobes (‘branches’).

Habitat:

Growing on fallen hardwood log up-hill from a lake shore.

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2 Comments

PucaK
PucaK 5 years ago

Thanks Randy. I'll correct this. My first thought was that it was H. erinaceus but I'd never seen it before and figuring out what constituted a 'branch' was the challenge. Now I know.

RandyL.
RandyL. 5 years ago

Hericium americanum has a branched fruiting body. I would call this H. erinaceus.

PucaK
Spotted by
PucaK

Winder, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2015
Submitted on Sep 16, 2015

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