Northern Tooth Mushroom Climacodon septentrionalis (Fries) P. Karsten  

Description:

Fruiting body: White to pale yellow, aging to yellow-brown; fan-shaped overlapping clusters; unpleasant odor (likened in some sources to spoiled ham). Fertile surface: Whitish to yellow-brown; crowded spines with lacerated tips to 3/4" (20 mm).

Relationships:

Found in dense overlapping clusters in wounds of living hardwoods, especially maple. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 13 records in the project database.

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Northern Tooth Mushrooms in Howard Co., Maryland (9/21/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Northern Tooth Mushroom (close-up of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Northern Tooth Mushroom (fertile surfaces of aging fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Northern Tooth Mushroom (aging fruiting bodies, overall) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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