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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, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gasteromycetoid Basidiomycetes 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

The genus Hericium, Gordon Dickson

Hericiaceae, Russulales, Incertae sedis, Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota

FRDBI summary data (300 records)

Distribution Map from NBN Gateway

Distribution Map from GBIF Portal

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

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