Observation 77093: Hydnellum frondosum K.A. Harrison

When: 2011-09-24

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

15% (2)
Recognized by sight: found in mixed conifer forest ~4 miles inland
Used references: MD p.628
28% (1)
Used references: Harrison, K. A. and D. W. Grund. 1987. Preliminary Keys to the Terrestrial Stipitate Hydnums of North America. Mycotaxon 28(2): 419-426.
Harrison, Kenneth A. 1961. The Stipitate Hydnums of Nova Scotia. Canada Department of Agriculture Publication 1099, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 60p.

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By: Ryane Snow (snowman)
2011-09-25 15:14:57 MDT (-0600)

The taste is mild without any hint of bitterness; the odor is faintly pleasant; with KOH both the cap and the interior flesh turn black immediately. I think you are seeing a bruise mark

Dark photos
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-09-25 11:49:53 MDT (-0600)

The dark photos don’t do it justice. I agree with Noah, it doesn’t look like H. concrescens. If you still have it laying around, note the taste, odor, KOH on cap and interior flesh. It’s worth documenting so more photos would help. From these three, the major color appears to be white, but brown or orangish brown seems to be part of it too. Maybe it is young; the spines are just beginning to change color or is that a bruise mark?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-09-24 19:11:06 MDT (-0600)

Not what I would call concrescens. Do you have any cross section pictures of it?

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