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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Hericiaceae: Hericium coralloides (Scop.) Pers. 1794

Hericium coralloides – Coral tooth

Synonyms: Clavaria madreporaeformis, Dryodon acicularis, Dryodon coralloides, Friesites caput-ursi, Friesites coralloides, Hericium abietinum, Hericium abietis, Hericium alpestre, Hericium caput-ursi, Hericium laciniatum, Hericium ramosum, Hericium reichii, Hydnum abietinum, Hydnum aciculare, Hydnum caput-ursi, Hydnum coralloides, Hydnum laciniatum, Hydnum novae-zealandiae, Hydnum ramosum, Hydnum stalactiticum, Manina caput-ursi, Manina coralloides, Medusina coralloides, Merisma coralloides.

Common name: coral tooth.

Russian names: Ezhovik korallovidnyy, Korallovyy grib, Ezhevik reshetchatovidnyy, Geritsiy vetvistyy, Geritsiy korallovidnyy, Geritsiy korallovyy, Geritsiy reshetchatovidnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hericium coralloides is a saprotrophic fungus, commonly known as the coral tooth fungus. It grows on dead hardwood trees. When young, the fungus is soft and edible, but as it ages the branches and hanging spines become brittle. The Māori name for this species is pekepekekiore.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Coral tooth fungus (<B>Hericium coralloides</B> mushroom) on a log in Lindulovskaya Larch Grove, near Roshchino, 30 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-11.htm">August 11, 2016</A>
LinkCoral tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides mushroom) on a log in Lindulovskaya Larch Grove, near Roshchino, 30 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 11, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Выборгский район, Рощинское городское поселение, Государственный природный заказник Линдуловская роща
Coral fungus (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-01.htm">October 1, 2016</A>
LinkCoral fungus (Hericium coralloides) on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 1, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, улица Профессора Попова
Coral tooth mushrooms (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) on a fallen tree in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-29.htm">September 29, 2017</A>
LinkCoral tooth mushrooms (Hericium coralloides) on a fallen tree in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 29, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение
Coral tooth mushrooms (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) on a fallen tree in a spruce forest in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-29.htm">September 29, 2017</A>
LinkCoral tooth mushrooms (Hericium coralloides) on a fallen tree in a spruce forest in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 29, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение
Large cluster of coral tooth mushrooms (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) on a fallen tree in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-29.htm">September 29, 2017</A>
LinkLarge cluster of coral tooth mushrooms (Hericium coralloides) on a fallen tree in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 29, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение
Coral tooth mushrooms (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) on a fallen tree near Oredezh River in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-29.htm">September 29, 2017</A>
LinkCoral tooth mushrooms (Hericium coralloides) on a fallen tree near Oredezh River in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 29, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение
Large group of coral tooth mushrooms (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) on a fallen tree near Oredezh River in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-29.htm">September 29, 2017</A>
LinkLarge group of coral tooth mushrooms (Hericium coralloides) on a fallen tree near Oredezh River in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 29, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение
Close up of coral tooth mushrooms (<B>Hericium coralloides</B>) in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-29.htm">September 29, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of coral tooth mushrooms (Hericium coralloides) in Posiolok near Vyritsa, 50 miles south from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 29, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Гатчинский район, Сиверское городское поселение

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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