Comb Tooth is one of the more striking tooth fungi in Ontario and Eastern Canada. Although edible, why eat something that looks this good.
The fruitbody consists of a thick support stalk, arising from the side of a log or stump, that produces a series of fertile branches. Each branch bears pendant clusters of spines. Spines are white at first, becoming creamy and finally brownish in age and up to 40 mm long. Widespread and fairly common, this Hericium fruits from the sides of hardwood logs. There has been considerable confusion in the literature in naming H. coralloides, H. ramosum, and H. americanum. This North American species is referred to H. coralloides in earlier books. Edible.