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Delicate tree fungus

Posted by Justin Dalaba,
North Country explorer from
October 27, 2015

I came across this cool tree fungus while taking water samples for my limnology class at Boyden Brook. Any guesses as to what species it might be? I think it looks like Ramaria based on its icicle-like appearance.


Jacob Malcomb

Looks like a Herecium species, also commonly called Lion's Mane or Bear's Tooth. It's one of the few wild edible mushroom's I've tried - tastes like lobster or crab meat. This one is turning brown, which indicates it has past its edible prime.


Justin Dalaba

Cool, thanks Jake!


Krista Sonia

Edible prime or not, I think I'd be hesitant to eat it. I'll stick to making blueberry/raspberry jam when I'm looking for wild edibles for now. It looks really neat though. Nice photo Justin!