Observation 71859: Climacodon pulcherrimus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Nikol.

When: 2011-07-19

Collection location: Bronx, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Found growing on a hardwood log in mixed woods. Sticky resin on mushroom. No distinct taste.
Used references: Kuo
Based on microscopic features: Spores not amyloid
Based on chemical features: Amonia pink on top. Koh red.

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no fig, but stick
By: Sam.Schaperow (Sam.Schaperow)
2014-07-28 04:07:47 CEST (+0200)

I didn’t notice a fig-like odor in mine, but it is sticky. See here for more details:

Also, did you taste it specifically to see if it was sour?

This looks more like it
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-07-19 20:07:02 CEST (+0200)

I do not know Hericium cirrhatum from personal observation.

The clinchers for me on my specimen was the sticky sap and the distinct odor of figs. Again I will post when I get the slides back.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-19 18:38:16 CEST (+0200)

Thanks for previous info, a friend has that book i will look at it.

As for this mushroom, we were having discrepancies about about on an earlier post. At that time, the specimen I had did not have that sticky resin you described. However, this one certainly did.

Gary also thought that it was H cirrhatam when we collected it and was excited as it was a first time find in NY. However when he got home ran spores and chemicals and cluded it must be Kuo C pulcherrimus.

I cant really see any macro differences between the two. Can you describe any if you know?

Thanks, d

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