Observation 178030: Hericium americanum Ginns
When: 2014-09-13
Who: MSchink
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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.

Proposed Names

61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Found growing from conifer.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: MSchink
2014-09-13 11:42:13 PDT (-0700)

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 07:03:55 PDT (-0700)

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.

Created: 2014-09-13 01:49:37 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-09-13 07:00:04 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 35 times, last viewed: 2017-07-06 13:45:29 PDT (-0700)
Show Log