Comb Tooth Hericium coralloides (Scopoli) Persoon    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Hericiaceae   >   Genus Hericium   

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on decaying hardwood logs or stumps.

Description:

Fruiting body: White or pinkish; flesh thick, white, soft; cluster of spreading branches with spines (3-10 mm) evenly spaced in rows along the branches like teeth on a comb (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 13 records in the project database.

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Comb Tooth in Howard Co., Maryland (10/17/2013). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Comb Tooth in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Comb Tooth (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/17/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Comb Tooth in Howard Co., Maryland (10/5/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Mary Lou Clark. (MBP list)

Comb Tooth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/18/2017). (c) belyykit, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by belyykit via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Comb Tooth in Charles Co., Maryland (10/6/2009). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Spores of Comb Tooth in Howard Co., Maryland (10/17/2013). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Comb Tooth specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/17/2013). Oval/nearly round, slightly roughened; measured 4.1-4.5 X 2.9-3.5 microns. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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