British fungi - Keys

The genus Hericium

by Gordon Dickson

 

 

 

1

Mature spines > 3 cm long, hanging; usually high on beech, recorded once on oak

erinaceum

 

Mature spines < 3 cm long

2

2(1)

Lobed; upper surface strigose; on beech

cirrhatum

 

Whole fruit body consisting of a mass of intertwined branches with short comb-like spines along their length; on beech

coralloides

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