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coral tooth fungus

Hericium coralloides (ramosum)

Habitat:

forest

Notes:

I found this growing on a rotting log. It was about three cubic inches in size. It reminded me of coral. As a bonus there is a slug hanging out on it.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Coral Tooth Fungus
Hericium coralloides (ramosum) Hericium coralloides (MushroomExpert.Com)


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6 Comments

MichaelFoisy
MichaelFoisy 9 years ago

Interesting fungus!

ChrisBanul
ChrisBanul 10 years ago

Thanks for the info !!! It's been raining here for the last couple of days so things are sprouting up all over. I definitely will go back to check on it.

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

I just posted a spotting of the pink form of this fungus: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/734.... It was interesting to watch how it changed over time.

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

I second the Hericium ID. I only came across one of these for the first time last year. Keep an eye on it over the next few days, the teeth will grow longer and it might change color slightly.

ChrisBanul
ChrisBanul 10 years ago

I was quite surprised when I came across this yesterday. I hadn't seen this kind before. This little patch was the only kind I saw in the forest.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Nice! It's definitely a type of coral fungus. I saw another type earlier this summer. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/655...
I really like the second pic.

ChrisBanul
Spotted by
ChrisBanul

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2011
Submitted on Sep 22, 2011

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