Observation 35149: Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers.
When: 2010-03-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: common in area several weeks before.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Butte CO, CA’ to ‘Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Butte Co., California, USA

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doesn’t look parasitized to me…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-03-31 06:39:08 PDT (-0700)

just old and rotting.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-03-30 23:28:34 PDT (-0700)

I’ve seen (and grown) many H. erinaceus. Old ones in my experience have yellowish spines. I’ve never seen one with reddish spines before – even bone-dry specimens. Could this be a parasitic fungus growing on H. erinaceus?

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