Observation 145354: Hericium americanum Ginns
When: 2013-09-13
Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Growing on dead birch log. Up to 9 cm. across, whitish, tufted from single mass, spines up to 14 mm.

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Used references: Kuo, M. (2003, October). Hericium coralloides. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/hericium_coralloides.html
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Thanks, Walt
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-10-14 18:44:49 COT (-0500)

From what I read it seems that the length of the spines helps to differentiate the these two Hericium species—longer than 10 mm it’s H. americanum.


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