Observation 13002: Hydnellum caeruleum (Hornem.) P. Karst.
When: 2008-10-18
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Another Hydnellum from the cape.
Large, cap 12-18cm, soft, velvety, brown center with whitish margins.
Flesh tan with bluish zones, darker blue towards spines. Spines grayish with slight violet tint becoming brown. Odor disagreeable. Taste like mud…

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:08 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, usa’ to ‘near Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Recognized by sight: Compare with observation 12960. A pity that this didn’t have much of a stem.

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teeth funny
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-10-30 17:39:03 PDT (-0700)

The teeth look very odd for H. caeruleum, but sometimes they do have that blueish tinge. Noah, we may ask for this specimen eventually.

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