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Comb Tooth Fungus (Hericium coralloides)

Comb tooth or coral tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides) is a peculiar species whose fruiting body is comprised of many branches and hanging spines or "teeth." This bright white tooth fungus is highly conspicuous in dark, shaded forests, where it assists in the decomposition of dead hardwoods, such as tanoak and live oak.

Comb tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides).  Portola Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=FUN0236
Comb tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides). Portola Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA.
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Comb tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides).  Portola Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=FUN0237
Comb tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides). Portola Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA.
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Comb tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides).  Portola Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=FUN0238
Comb tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides). Portola Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA.
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