Observation 28018: Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers.
When: 2009-11-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on a decomposing log ( with crepidotus molle) Across a stream course in deep shade of California bays

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:53 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Briones Regional Park, Orinda, Contra Costa Co., California, USA’ to ‘Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa Co., California, USA

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Recognized by sight: Not branched like ramosum. 30 cms across. 20 cms tall

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Way too old for consumption.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-13 19:53:47 GMT (+0000)

Need to grow this to appreciate it. Best when spines are 1 inch long or less. VERY rapid grower: a number of growers in my area have gotten fruiting bodies within 27-28 days after colonization using Red alder chips and 10% rice bran.

By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-11-13 06:23:28 GMT (+0000)

It was too beautiful to eat!

Did you eat it.
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-11-13 01:23:15 GMT (+0000)
By: canid
2009-11-12 13:48:56 GMT (+0000)

those are incredible. the multi-bodied fruitings definitely blur the line between americanim and erinaceus, but i’d call that a solid id, and the western distribution backs it up.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-11-11 05:27:42 GMT (+0000)


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