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When: 2008-08-08

Collection location: Warwick, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

Caps 3-5” across, odor and taste not distinctive. I could not get a spore print from it, but I think it is a Phellodon and not a Hydnellum.
It was growing under Eastern Hemlock.
I do have dried material.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:29 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA’ to ‘Warwick, Massachusetts, USA’

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Recognized by sight
90% (2)
Recognized by sight: I asked Sean Westmoreland, my former grad student, what he thought. Since he wrote his thesis on Hydnellum taxonomy, I believe him. Spore print should be brown. Also known as Hydnellum pineticola, which we believe to be the same aspecies. Genus monograph to follow.

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we think they’re the same
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-10-14 20:20:18 PDT (-0700)

but it would be helpful to have more specimens. we have specimens of what Susan Hopkins (dyer extraordinaire) called separate species, but under conifer or hardwood, and we can’t distinguish them with the ITS reagion or with pigments. or morphology for that matter,

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-10-14 05:11:46 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Tom.
This is what I call H. pineticola,
Now if they are both the same species…

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-10 22:05:56 PDT (-0700)

Well, I’m looking forward to reading this monograph.

By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-10-09 15:09:47 PDT (-0700)

Hi Noah. I’m pretty sure it’s a Hydnellum, possibly H. ferrugineum. I should have Sean look at it.