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Cauliflower mushroom

Sparassis radicata

Description:

large whitish mushroom with a vague resemblance to cauliflower

Habitat:

collected in Lane Co., Oregon

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3 Comments

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 10 years ago

Fruiting Body: 10-60 cm broad; composed of tightly packed branches which arise from a common basal structure (which measures up to 30 cm long, tapering into the ground); branches fairly short and tightly packed, thin, whitish to yellowish or tan, evenly colored.

Spore Print: Whitish.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

They generally grow on wood, such as fir, but this had been collected for display so I can't say for sure what this one was on. I've not been lucky enough to find one in quite a while.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Awesome mushroom! What was it growing on?

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012

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