Observation 26099: Hydnellum P. Karst.

When: 2009-09-21

Collection location: Painters Gap, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available



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57% (1)
Recognized by sight: didn’t cut it in half, didn’t smell it. not saved. any ideas???
-12% (2)
Used references: Lincoff p. 436, plate 468
82% (1)
Recognized by sight

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this cap was decidedly red, and the teeth white.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-02 10:12:57 CDT (-0500)

it’s not P. niger. but there are obviously other possibilites that we just haven’t discovered yet. just because it isn’t in a book doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist or have its own identity, whether formally described or not.

Lincoff says
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-02 08:22:23 CDT (-0500)

P. niger’s cap can become “brownish gray” and the spines are “light gray” darkening on bruising. I don’t think that’s inconsistent with what’s shown for this observation, and more significantly there doesn’t seem to be a closer match anywhere that I know of.

phellodon as a genus is a good guess…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-01 22:21:09 CDT (-0500)

but it’s too red for niger, and the teeth are too pale, too.

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-01 21:24:32 CDT (-0500)

I thought Ganoderma looking at the top, but those look like teeth …

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