Observation 80501: Hydnellum peckii Banker

When: 2011-10-21

Collection location: Breitenbush, Marion Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: David Rust (incredulis)

No specimen available

growing in a mixed conifer forest



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: white context, oozing red liquid, growing at the base of tree

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-24 20:50:18 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for posting that.

Red stuff
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2011-10-24 20:43:40 PDT (-0700)

Here’s a summary from Wikipedia:
Young, moist fruit bodies can “bleed” a bright red juice that contains a pigment known to have anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. The unusual appearance of the young fruit bodies has earned the species several descriptive common names, including strawberries and cream, the bleeding Hydnellum, the bleeding tooth fungus, the red-juice tooth, and the Devil’s tooth. Although Hydnellum peckii fruit bodies are readily identifiable when young, they become brown and nondescript when they age.

That red stuff is cool.
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-24 20:05:01 PDT (-0700)

Do you or does anyone know what it is?

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