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Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers., Comment. Fungis Clavaeform.: 27 (1797)

Hydnum erinaceus Bull., Herb. France 1: pl. 34 (1780)
Hydnum caput-medusae Bull., Herb. France 9: pl. 412 (1789)
Steccherinum quercinum Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 1: 651 (1821)
Hericium unguiculatum Pers., Mycol. eur. 2: 153 (1825)

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I: in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), as Hericium erinaceus, p. 245
D+I: in Pegler, D.N., Roberts, P.J. & Spooner, B.M., British Chanterelles and Tooth Fungi: an account of the British Cantharelloid and stipitate Hydnoid Fungi, (Ed.: Pegler D.N., Roberts P.J., and Spooner B.M.): 114 pp. (1997), p. 56-57
D: in Hansen, I. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gasteromycetoid Basidiomycetes, (Ed.: Lise Hansen & Henning Knudsen) 3: 444 pp. (1997), p. 284

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (Red Data List, Ing 1992); removed from list (Red Data List, Evans et al. 2006); BAP species; Listed on Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Legal protection covers picking and destruction; Biodiversity Action Plan

Keys:
The genus Hericium, Gordon Dickson

Hericiaceae, Russulales, Incertae sedis, Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota

FRDBI summary data (287 records)

Distribution Map from NBN Gateway

Distribution Map from GBIF Portal

Pictures/Illustrations:
Hericium erinaceus, Date: 17/11/2005, David Larkin
Hericium erinaceus, Date: 13/11/2006, David Larkin

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