Observation 178030: Hericium americanum Ginns

When: 2014-09-13

Collection location: Broome Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matthew Schink (MSchink)

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Hericium, found aprox6-8 foot up the trunk of a dead conifer tree. Upon cutting it free from the tree it tumbled down an embankment to the creek below breaking into pieces on its way down.

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Recognized by sight: Found growing from conifer.

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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-09-13 14:42:13 CDT (-0400)

possible.This was my first time finding definite Hercicium out in the wild. It has a very pleasant smell to it, much better than cultivated erinaceus in my opinion. The conifer and long teeth are what lead me to americanum.

Except for the unusual substrate…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-13 10:03:55 CDT (-0400)

I’d call this H. americanum. Mushroom Expert says it’s rarely found on conifer wood. I suppose there’s a possibility that the conifer type is a very similar but different species.

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