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Hericium coralloides

Bear's Head Tooth

Family Hydnaceae


Potentially Edible
Large white bundle with many small toothed tufts. On deciduous trees.

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Description

Cap: 5-20cm (2-8") wide. Semicircular to elongated, margin lobed to wavy, moist, smooth. White to ash, can be brown.

Flesh: Thick and white.

Gills: Descending stalk , close to nearly distant, narrow to broad, thick; white to yellowish.

 



Gills (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA) Gills

 


Gills and Flesh (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Gills and Flesh





Stalk:
Very short if present. Off center, dry, white and hairy.

 

Spore print: White.

 

 

Habitat and Range

On wood. Common on deciduous trees; sometimes on stumps. Northeastern North America.

Season

August-November

 

 

Underside of Gills (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Underside of Gills

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