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Hericium


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(family Hericiaceae, order Aphyllophorales)

A genus of fungi in which the hymenium is borne on tooth-like projections. The fruit body is typically extensively branched, and white or cream-coloured, with teeth that typically hang downwards. The spores are colourless, spherical or nearly so, and turn a dark violet colour when treated with iodine. Species are parasitic on trees, or grow on dead wood, stumps, etc.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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