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Bear's Head Tooth Fungus - Hericium americanum 10-15 cm wide and consisting of branches that arose from a rooting base. The spines were densely packed and were hanging from the branches in clusters. The spines were about 4 cm long.<br />
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Habitat:  It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
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Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
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Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
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Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
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Bear's Head Tooth Fungus - Hericium americanum

10-15 cm wide and consisting of branches that arose from a rooting base. The spines were densely packed and were hanging from the branches in clusters. The spines were about 4 cm long.

Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.

Bear's Head Tooth Fungus - Hericium americanum 10-15 cm wide and consisting of branches that arose from a rooting base. The spines were densely packed and were hanging from the branches in clusters. The spines were about 4 cm long.<br />
<br />
Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67502/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67501/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67500/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html Bear's head tooth fungus,Fall,Geotagged,Hericium americanum,United States

Bear's Head Tooth Fungus - Hericium americanum 10-15 cm wide and consisting of branches that arose from a rooting base. The spines were densely packed and were hanging from the branches in clusters. The spines were about 4 cm long.<br />
<br />
Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67503/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67501/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67500/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html Bear's head tooth fungus,Fall,Geotagged,Hericium americanum,United States

Bear's Head Tooth Fungus - Hericium americanum 10-15 cm wide and consisting of branches that arose from a rooting base. The spines were densely packed and were hanging from the branches in clusters. The spines were about 4 cm long.<br />
<br />
Habitat: It was growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67503/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67502/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67500/bears_head_tooth_fungus_-_hericium_americanum.html Bear's head tooth fungus,Fall,Geotagged,Hericium americanum,United States

    comments (2)

  1. Such a photogenic species! Posted 2 months ago
    1. They are! They look like mushroom waterfalls. Posted 2 months ago

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''Hericium americanum'', commonly known as the bear's head tooth fungus, is an edible mushroom in the tooth fungus group. It was described as new to science in 1984 by Canadian mycologist James Herbert Ginns.

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Oct 10, 2018. Captured Oct 6, 2018 11:46 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO160
  • 30mm