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Rooting Cauliflower Mushroom - Sparassis radicata
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Rooting Cauliflower Mushroom - Sparassis radicata


Rooting Cauliflower Mushroom - Sparassis radicata
Edibility: Good
Habitat: On the ground under conifers and on conifer roots and stumps.
Range: West of Rocky Mountains from British Columbia to N. California.
Season: September-November
Spore Color: White
Mushroom Shape: Coral-like Mushrooms
Lookalikes: S. crispa* is an eastern species with thicker, shorter, much more flattened branches, and cordlike root at base.
Description: Large, rounded cauliflower- or lettucelike mass with crimped, white to pale yellowish, leaflike hranches and long. rooted stalk. Mushroom: 6-14" (15-35.5 cm) wide, 10-20" (25-50 cm) high; large, somewhat rounded, composed of series of flattened, crimped, leaflike branches; white to yellowish. Flesh white, fleshytough.
Stalk: 3-5" (7.5-12.5 cm) long, 1-2" (2.5-5) thick, narrowing toward base; deeply rooted; perennial; black. Spores: 5-6.5 X 3-3.5 u; oval, smooth, colorless. Spore print white.
Keywords: Cauliflower
Date: 17.09.2003 01:48
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