Sparassis crispa identification

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Sparassis crispa Wulf. ex Fr. Cauliflower or Brain Fungus, Sparassis Cr?pu, Clavaire Cr?pue, Krause Glucke, Fodros k?posztagomba, Creste di gallo, Grote Sponszwam. Fruit body 20?50cm across, subglobose, cauliflower-like, comprising numerous flattened, crisped lobes on a short thick rooting stem, pale ochraceous to buff, darkening with age. Smell sweetish, pleasant. Spores whitish to pale yellow, pip-shaped, 5?7 x 4?5um. Habitat at the base of conifer trees or near by. Season autumn. Occasional. Edible and delicious when young and fresh; must be thoroughly cleaned. Distribution, America and Europe.

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More info about Sparassis crispa mushroom

Stem type:
Lateral
rudimentary or absent
Choice
Habitat:
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
White
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Other
Fungus colour:
Yellow
White to cream
Normal size:
over 15cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Flesh:
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Clavaire Cr?pue, Fodros k?posztagomba, Krause Glucke, Sparassis Cr?pu, Wood Cauliflower
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:43:19

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