Observation 118176: Hericium americanum Ginns
When: 2012-09-14
(41.6167° 87.0669° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -older tooth fungus growing on a dead decomposing log,

- no true cap, branching framework off of 1 supporting central stipe like branch, 11.5cm in length, 6.2cm wide, and 6.5cm deep, I believe it is an off white color due to age

-teeth are 31mm long and .75mm in width

-minty odor, herb like taste

-spore print was white in color

-spore spherical in shape

- spore measurements (length/width) (in micrometers) I tried to include the one of the largest and smallest spores I could find along with the majority of the same sized spores that I found. Measured with an 100x oil immersion objective.

1. 5.81/5.81
2. 5.81/5.81
3. 4.98/4.98
4. 4.98/4.98
5. 4.98/4.98
6. 5.81/5.81
7. 4.98/4.98
8. 5.81/5.81
9. 4.98/4.98
10. 4.98/4.98

Proposed Names

81% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/hericium_americanum.html
Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora page 614

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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