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Hericium cirrhatum   (Tiered Tooth)
Body 4–9 cm across, 1-3 cm thick
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Hericium cirrhatum, also known as Tiered Tooth, is a large mushroom with cream, bracket-like caps, with a warty, short-spined upper surface and more pendulous spines below. The mushroom belongs to the tooth fungus group and grows solitarily on the dead wood of a variety of broad-leaf trees, favouring birch.

Fruiting body cream-colored, becoming more ochreous with age. It is irregular and bracket-like in shape, with a warty upper surface and short sterile spines. The fertile hymenium is located on the undersurface, spread over pendulous conical spines. It is sessile and attached laterally. The flesh is pallid cream, elastic and soft. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are subglobose, smooth, measuring 3.5-4.5 x 3-3.5 µm, and exhibit amyloid properties.

Hericium cirrhatum on the web site.

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