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Creolophus cirrhatus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Dorniger Stachelbart
Creolophus cirrhatus Mushroom
Ref No: 7613
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Creolophus cirrhatus 001 Mushroom
Ref No: 23990
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Creolophus cirrhatus (Pers. ex Fr.) Karst. syn. Hydnum cirrhatum (Pers.) Fr. Dorniger Stachelbart Fruit body 510cm across, semicircular or shell-shaped and bracket-like, usually tiered, upper surface whitish to pallid ochraceous, often rough with fibrous scales or sterile spines. Flesh thick and soft, cream. Taste and smell pleasant. Spines cream, 1015mm long. Spores white, elliptic, amyloid, 3.54 x 3um. Habitat on trunks of deciduous trees. Season late summer to autumn. Rare. Edible. Found In Europe. The second image comes from Ted Green with thanks.

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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 26 October 2010

Photographed in Piper's Hill Wood, Worcestershire - first record for the wood and for the county.
Creolophus cirrhatus 001
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