When: 2014-11-30

Collection location: El Dorado, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew S (AmatoxinAndy)

No specimen available

Growing out of broken arm of older live oak tree. Similar specimen grew out of identical place, very similar date, 2 years prior. Specimen was 12.5 cm x 10.5 cm diameter, approx. 7 oz. Observed one week prior as pure white. Eaten safely when cooked and taste as commonly described for lions mane.


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By: Andrew S (AmatoxinAndy)
2014-12-01 22:59:33 CET (+0100)

I’ve looked in vain for additional examples in the area, even though there are plenty of similarly damaged oaks around. Wish this species were more prolific!

By: PolloAsado
2014-12-01 21:44:25 CET (+0100)

Good find. I was in Mt. Aukum the day before and was not as fortunate as yourself.