Notes:
Growing gregariously at the base of a large Fagus grandifolia in a swampy area. Spines up to about 2 mm long. Quercus spp., Carya spp. and Carpinus caroliniana also present in the area. Same location as observation 308762.

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Spores at 400x in distilled water
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Spores and edge of spine 400x in distilled water

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: The whole concrescens/scrobiculatum group is a huge mess in North America. Several cryptic species are present and it’s unclear what the morphological differences are between them, if any.
Used references: Baird, R., Wallace, L. E., Baker, G., & Scruggs, M. (2013). Stipitate hydnoid fungi of the temperate southeastern United States. Fungal Diversity, 62(1), 41-114.
Based on microscopic features: Brown, tuberculate spores

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