Antennal creolophus

Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum) Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum) Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum)

Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Hericiaceae (Hericiaceae)
  • Genus: Hericium (Gericium)
  • Species: Hericium cirrhatum (Antennal Creolophus)

Synonyms:

  • Creolophus cirrhatus;

  • Curly Gericium.

Antennal creolophus Creolophus cirrhatus

The current name is Hericium cirrhatum (according to Species Fungorum).

Description: A hat 5-15 (20) cm wide, rounded, fan-shaped, sometimes irregularly curved in a group, curled up, curly, sessile, adhering to the side, sometimes lingual with a narrowed base, with a thin or rounded curled or drooping edge, hard, rough above , with appressed and ingrown villi, one-color with the surface, more noticeable at the edge, light, white, pale yellowish, pinkish, rarely yellow-ocher, later with a raised reddish edge.

The hymenophore is spiny, consists of dense, soft, long (about 0.5 cm or more) conical white, later yellowish spines.

The pulp is cotton-like, watery, yellowish, without a special smell.

Distribution: Grows in late June, massively from mid-July to late September on dead deciduous wood (aspen), in deciduous and mixed forests, parks, in tiled groups, rarely.

Similarity: Schodens North climacodon, from which it differs in loose cotton-like pulp, longer thorns and an upward curved edge in adulthood.

Assessment: An inedible mushroom, according to some literature data – edible at a young age.

Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum) Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum) Antennal creolophus (Hericium cirrhatum)

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