Hericium americanum

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Hericium americanum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Hericiaceae
Genus: Hericium
Species: H. americanum
Binomial name
Hericium americanum
Ginns (1984)

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.[1]


  1. ^ Ginns (1984). "Hericium coralloides N. Amer. auct. (= H. americanum sp.nov.) and the European H. alpestre and H. coralloides". Mycotaxon. 20 (1): 39–43.

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