Satyr's Beard Hericium erinaceus (Bulliard) Persoon  Synonyms: Bearded Tooth, Lion's Mane.


Found solitary in wounds on trunks of living hardwoods (primarily oaks) or on fallen logs.


Fruiting body: Globular or cushion-shaped mass of soft, hanging, pointed spines; white (yellow to brown in age); flesh white. Stalk: Short. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 40 records in the project database.

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Satyr's Beard in Talbot Co., Maryland (11/26/2010). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/20/2008). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard on hardwood in Howard Co., Maryland (10/16/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Carroll Co., Maryland (12/4/2018). Photo by Peter Buppert. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/9/2015). Photo by Seth Metheny. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/10/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/12/2015). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard on live deciduous tree in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard on a dead tree in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/25/2017). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

Satyr's Beard in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/26/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Spores collected from Satyr's Beard specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2018). Color is artifact of photo. Hyaline; measured 5.2-6.2 x 3.9-4.7 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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