Hericium ramosum

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Hericium ramosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Hericiaceae
Genus: Hericium
Species: H. ramosum
Binomial name
Hericium ramosum
(Merat) Letellier
Hericium ramosum
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Mycological characteristics
teeth on hymenium
no distinct cap
hymenium is decurrent
lacks a stipe
spore print is white
ecology is parasitic
edibility: edible

Hericium ramosum is an edible mushroom in the tooth fungus group. Although H. ramosum appears similar to H. coralloides, it's distinguishable by the growth pattern of its spines, which emerge exclusively from its branches, and are less than 1 cm in length. Also, unlike H. coralloides, it grows on hardwood logs and stumps. H. ramosum resembles some other edible, North American Hericium species.

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