Young Lions Mane?

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  1. nasyn

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    I found this one at a base of a tree. (I'm not good at ID'ing trees by bark) in NC area.

    It's got very very small teeth, almost non-existant. It's also a denser by weight than previous ones I've found. Smell is mushroomy. It's pretty moist so color is not due to excessive sun bleaching. I would've left it, but it's right next to a bus stop and I didn't want to risk it getting kicked etc.

    Is this a young Herecium, or is there anything out there that might look similar?

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    Shot of the inside structure. Dense.
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  2. Trout

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    It's hard to give a definite answer based on the pictures. I don't know what else it would be. It you cut it the edges should show the internal structure of the teeth better. At that size I would expect the teeth to already be more developed. Don't give upon on it though. Others may have a more definite opinion. I have some fruiting in my garage that are about that size and I can easily see the small teeth forming anytime they get bigger than a tennis ball.
     
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    I am leaning that way but you need to focus on the white part. Otherwise it is "blown out" and you can't really see whether it's smooth or toothed. It should have at least LITTLE teeth even if it's young. Here are some I am growing, for comparison: IMG_5957.JPG
     
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    Thanks for the info. It's been cold here, so I thought maybe it's just growing especially slow/odd. There's another one on a tree nearby that looks to be about 5 lbs. It's quite a bit older (been watching it for about a month) and it appears that teeth are starting to form noticeably. I'll post here if I end up being able to take it down.
     
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