iNaturalist Research Grade Observations
Catalog #: 16334028
Taxon: Hydnellum peckii Banker
Family: Bankeraceae
Collector: pinonbistro      
Date: 2013-08-12
Verbatim Date: 2013-08-12
Locality: United States, Maine, Perry, Maine, USA
44.97905  -67.10955 +-9570m.
Georeference Remarks: GEODETIC_DATUM_ASSUMED_WGS84
Description: Original observation #16334028 (iNaturalist)
Occurrence Remarks:

Caps pink/red brown, irregular, felted, surface bruising darker, flesh zoned red black, bleeds red. Pinkish spines. Swollen stem, white mycelia at base. On mossy ground under balsam fir. We had very heavy rains Thursday and Friday—these were found on Monday. Is it possible that the rain caused this rather uniform pinkish color? I have seen something similar with Amanita amerirubescens after heavy rains.

Went back to same grouping on 8/14/13 (see new photos) and found young FB’s exuding red liquid that confirms the ID of Hydnellum peckii. Also tasted and smelled specimens. Taste slowly mildly hot, fading quickly. Slight chemical smell reminiscent of castile soap.

Last photo taken on 8/26/13 showing older FB.

Specimen Images
Rights Holder: © held by the observer (listed as 'Collector') at, with some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Record Id: a218e70c-f5b6-4422-9da3-685c3a7e4f09
Occurrence ID (GUID):
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Ken-ichi Ueda (
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