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Observation 6076: Bankeraceae Donk

When: 2006-11-13

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

A curious, blackened funnel-shaped tooth fungus. It has teeth running along the outside of the funnel, and incorporates debris into its cap. Growing on ground, not wood.


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Recognized by sight: Can’t tell much from this, yes it’s an old Hydnellum or Phellodon, but most of them go black in age.

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I remember this fruit body well…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-28 10:38:01 CST (-0500)

sadly enough, but not because of its great beauty. it was another not so great fall at SP, early in the season, at one of our first BAMS forays there.

it was waaaaay too thin fleshed to be Hydnellum aurantiacum. Darv initially suggested Phellodon as an ID, and I have no reason to change it now.

On the other hand, nice to have an actual photo to debate, rather than a purely theoretical sighting, eh?