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mushroom foraging guide Cauliflower Fungus

Names

Common: Cauliflower Fungus

Latin: Sparassis crispa

Edibility

Edibility: edible good.

Eating notes: Needs thorough cleaning to get dirt from amongst the fronds.

Preserving: Dries easily.

Season

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Description

Fruit body: size 20-40cm; colour cream; a mass of flattened lobes on branching stems.

Spore surface: colour buff.

Spores: pale cream / yellow.

Flesh: colour white / pale cream.

Habitat: found growing singly at the base of pine trees or pine stumps.

Frequency: frequent.