Common: Cauliflower Fungus
Latin: Sparassis crispa
Edibility: edible good.
Eating notes: Needs thorough cleaning to get dirt from amongst the fronds.
Preserving: Dries easily.
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.