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Wood cauliflower

Sparassis crispa


This massive fungus, sometimes attaining a weight of several kg and can grow up to 10 to 25cm tall and up to 40cm across. The fruitbody comprises many leaf-like lobes, curled and contorted. Creamy white and fairly brittle when young, becoming browner and tougher with age.


Wood cauliflower grows on the ground beside conifer trees, particularly Scots pine.


Spotted in National Park De Hoge Veluwe, Holland.

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Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 8, 2014
Submitted on Sep 8, 2014

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