Observation 172375: Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers.

When: 2014-08-03

Collection location: Pogonip Open Space Reserve, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

No specimen available

This was growing up on a limb of a standing dead oak tree.

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It was under the redwoods.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-08 18:14:10 BST (+0100)

There was several Sequoia supplying shade and we have had some thick fogs lately. That may have been enough to spark some growth.

Amazingly lush
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-08-08 17:38:44 BST (+0100)

given the drought like you said.
Was it a particularly shaded microclimate (like a deep valley on a north-facing slope?).

Thanks Randy.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-07 05:28:13 BST (+0100)

I have found H. erinaceus during August in this area before. It’s just crazy that we are in a serious drought and this is still fruiting.
Example: http://mushroomobserver.org/144109?q=27cvF

Hericium in August?!!!!
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-08-07 04:54:54 BST (+0100)

Crazy stuff man. Nice find.

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