Observation 216191: Hericium americanum Ginns
When: 2015-09-13
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Multi-branched with long spines.

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Interesting, MSchink.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-17 15:25:57 CDT (-0500)

MushroomExpert says this species occurs rarely on conifer wood. So that’s an interesting find of yours last year.

Proximity to a water source may be more or less an advantage depending upon the type of weather during a given season. Lots of rain keeps a wet area too wet for fungi, but in a dry period wet areas encourage mushrooms. I think this tendency is most evident with saprobic fungi.

I found this.
By: MSchink
2015-09-17 13:02:17 CDT (-0500)

I found this one last year on some sort of conifer, either spruce or hemlock. It was right along a creek. 178030

By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2015-09-17 12:35:48 CDT (-0500)

Thanks, my few finds down here have not been directly at a water source but there has been a stream close by. Wondering if a common theme or not.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-15 19:55:04 CDT (-0500)

fairly damp area, but elevated above the main stream. I think this was on beech. I usually find this type mushroom on beech.

Yes, an excellent edible that requires no special preparation. Just toss chunks into a stir-fry or a casserole of baked cod or some other fish.

By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2015-09-15 19:24:56 CDT (-0500)

… and probably delicious

any idea what kind of tree you found this on? I have found a few in Georgia and want to start building a list of common trees. Also anything particular about the environment? Water source nearby?

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