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A couple of mushrooms I saw walking in the woods today


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Hey everybody,

 

I saw a couple of interesting mushrooms while walking in the woods today in NW Arkansas. I think they're both growing on oak trees. Does anybody know what kinds they are?

 

Thanks!

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Edited by Michael Mushrooms
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The one that looks like a beard is certainly Lion's Mane, Hericium erinaceus.

The gray shelves...? Maybe Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods). But if so, it's a bit of an unusual example. There are generally smaller fronds and more of them o one of these mushrooms. What was the size of this?

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Thanks guys! I'll definitely go back for the lions mane. I was almost positive of it, just wanted to confirm

 

The shelf mushroom is about the size of a football. It  I've read theres no real look alikes for Hen of the woods, other than black staining polypore, but this one has me stumped as it seems just slightly off the descriptions in size, color, and size/number of fronds. The dead wood it was on was just a hollow very decomposed stump and i read hen of the woods prefers fresher or living wood.

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