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Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr. (Wood Cauliflower)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A large cauliflower-like fungus that is widespread and common, although usually seen in only small numbers. It fruits at the base of conifers, especially Pine (*Pinus*), where it is parasitic then saprobic on the roots, eventually killing the tree.

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos Date Vice-county Country
Sparassis crispa Fruitbody 12 12 1 Oct 2014 Dorset England
Sparassis crispa Fruitbody 6 6 7 Oct 2001 East Glos England
Sparassis crispa Fruitbody 2 2 4 Oct 1975 Berks England
Sparassis crispa Fruitbody 1 1 5 Oct 1975 Surrey England

Suggested Literature

Sparassis crispa may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 10 feeding and other relationships of Sparassis crispa (Wood Cauliflower)

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