H. peckii increasing?

H. peckii increasing?

Postby Andreas Gminder » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:51 pm

Dear collegues,

when looking through this section of the forum, I realized that Hydnellum peckii is a BAP species in Britain.
In Germany in many areas Hydnellum peckii increased drastically in the past 15 years. In Thüringen e.g. the species was thought to be extinct (last finding in the 40s), but was re-found again in 2002 or so. This year the known localities have increased to appr. 15 locations, some of them with thousands (!!) of fruitbodies! I have seen one place, where in one forest under many many young spruces you could see hundreds of fruitbodies under each tree! This location is well known to both mycologists and mushroom pickers, and H. peckii was never reported from there until 2005!

So I wonder if this species is not going to become more common in Britain too.

best regards,
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Re: H. peckii increasing?

Postby Mark Pragnell » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:03 am

Spruce trees are few and far between in my region of Britain and this may be the limiting factor.
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