Observation 26516: Hericium americanum Ginns
When: 2009-10-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This a white tooth shaped fungi was growing in a forrest of oaks, hickory with a few beech and white dogwood trees. I found it growing on a rotting tree probably a hickory tree possibly an oak. I have walked past this same downed tree several times in previous forays to this forrest. This is the first time I noticed it growing there. Some of the images show it is growing from with in a cavity of the log the growth is close to ground level. Perhaps that is why I hadn’t seen it until today Oct 10th 09.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:41 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Gifford Pinchot State Park, YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA’ to ‘Gifford Pinchot State Park, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Proposed Names

54% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
85% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Same species is H. coralloides in the Audubon Guide.

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Deprecated name?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-10-10 15:47:11 PDT (-0700)

It is still good in Index Fungorum…

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