Public Description of Hydnum oregonense Norvell, Liimat. & Niskanen

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Name: Hydnum oregonense Norvell, Liimat. & Niskanen
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Hydnaceae

General Description:

Small (cap <= 4.5 cm) toothed fungus with light brownish cap.

Diagnostic Description:

Has larger spores (Me = 9.5 × 9.0 μm) than similar H. umbilicatum (Me = 8.6–8.9 × 8.0–8.1 μm). See Niskanen 20181.


Western North America. See Niskanen 2018.1


Conifer forests.

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1 Niskanen, et al., 2018. “Identifying and naming the currently known diversity of the genus Hydnum with an emphasis on European and North American taxa.” Mycologia.

2 Norvell, L., 2017. PNWMS Technical Report: 1998–2005 Green Peak Density Management Fungal Community Study: 2017 updated summary.


The Name Hydnum umbilicatum has been misapplied to H. oregonense.1 2

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)