Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Hericium coralloides

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 28 Jun 2019


Hericium coralloides - Mushroom annual. Irregularly round, corolely branched, diameter 100 to 400 mm. Pure white in young fruiting bodies, later cream-colored, yellowish. From the short, thick base grows a large number of thinner branches, on which grow soft spikes, parallel, growing on whole branches, 10 to 20 mm long and 1.5 to 3 mm thick. The surface of the spikes is covered by hymenium.

The flesh is white, later cream-colored, yellowish, compact, slightly spongy, with no clear smell and taste.

Occurrence: In deciduous and mixed forests rare, more often only in mountain beech. On lying or standing dead deciduous trees, mostly beech trees. From August to October.

Value: Edible fungus.

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