Sunday, January 5, 2014

Comb Tooth Mushroom - Magic Fungi



The Comb Tooth Mushroom (Hericium coralloides) - A Magic Mushroom if ever there was one - and closely related to the Bear's Head Tooth Mushroom see:
I came upon both of these large specimens on a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains last August and I am now a dedicated mushroom watcher - I had never seen such amazing mushrooms. Who knew they could be so fascinating. These are arguably the most stunning fungi one is likely to encounter and they are both highly prized for recipes and medicinal properties.  It is said this mushroom tastes like Lobster and is good used in a Chowder! It is also one of the least likely group of mushrooms to be mistakenly identified as they are so unique. The Bear's Head Tooth Mushroom has larger "teeth" that are more like stalactites hanging from a cave roof while the Comb Tooth Mushroom has much smaller "teeth" and looks more like a piece of brain coral. These specimen were at or near peak condition and of course I left it for others to enjoy!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hericium

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Comb Tooth Mushroom - Magic Fungi

Comb Tooth Mushroom - Magic Fungi

Bear's Head Tooth Mushroom and Comb Tooth Mushroom Comparison
Bear's Head Tooth Mushroom and Comb Tooth Mushroom Comparison