Observation 111543: Hericium abietis (Weir ex Hubert) K.A. Harrison

When: 2012-09-17

Collection location: Lynn Creek, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

49.35° -123.03°

Who: pamsai (shirdipam)

No specimen available

This was lying on a little hillock in dense forest. It was already starting to dry pout.

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it’s a Hericium
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-10-01 04:06:06 PDT (-0700)

though H. cirrhatum appears to be restricted to Europe and Eastern NA (possibly just Europe). H. abietis seems like the best fit according to MD (Mushrooms Demystified).

reply to Danny
By: pamsai (shirdipam)
2012-10-01 00:09:39 PDT (-0700)

Discovered I had duplicated a picture instead of adding this one when I first made the entry. That’s why you din’t see # 3! I added it when I realized my mistake.
I found this fungi on the ground on a little hillock in the forest and I think it had fallen from a tree nearby some time before I arrived. It was starting to dry out. Didn’t know what I was doing when I photographed it so probably had it upside down, hence the teeth sticking upright.
Do you think I might have the right ID? Or should I just enter it as Hericium sp.?

one major difference
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-30 20:33:30 PDT (-0700)

these teeth are sticking straight up. not very Hericium-like.

edit: looks like you may have added another picture recently (unless I somehow overlooked it), this one looking much more like Hericium. the first two give the impression that this is terrestrial and producing upward-pointing spines. the third looks like a Hericium plucked from its substrate and set upon the ground. what was this growing on??

By: pamsai (shirdipam)
2012-09-30 14:33:33 PDT (-0700)

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