Sparassis crispa

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Sparassis crispa
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Sparassis crispa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Sparassidaceae
Genus: Sparassis
Species: S. crispa
Binomial name
Sparassis crispa
Sparassis crispa
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Mycological characteristics
smooth hymenium
no distinct cap
hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable

lacks a stipe

or is bare

spore print is white

to cream
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: choice

Sparassis crispa is a species of fungus in the genus Sparassis. In English it is sometimes called "Cauliflower Fungus".[1]


S. crispa grows in a globe that is up to 24 in (61 cm) in diameter. The lobes are flat and curly, resembling lasagna noodles and they are colored white to creamy yellow. They are found growing on wood, usually conifers.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Roger Phillips (1981). Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe. Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG: Pan Books. p. 255.