Hericium cirrhatum

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Hericium cirrhatum

1 November 2013 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, often in tiers, laterally attached to the substrate, upper surface decorated with short spines, under surface covered with spines extending to about 15 mm, to about 10 cm across

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

White

Edibility

Edible, but should not be collected due to rarity

Additional Photographs

Hericium cirrhatum

1 November 2013 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hericium cirrhatum

2 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin