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Hericium erinaceus

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Hericium erinaceus

9 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On living and dead deciduous trees, always on, or inside, the main trunk, favouring beech, with confirmed records on hornbeam and oak

Spore Print

White

Edibility

Should not be collected due to rarity

Notes

The specimen shown was growing inside a rotten fallen beech tree. It was shown to me by the Hampshire Fungus Recording Group. A specimen was present inside the same tree in October 2020. This fungus is cultivated for food.