American Cauliflower Mushroom Sparassis americana R.H. Petersen    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Sparassidaceae   >   Genus Sparassis   

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This species is very similar to Cauliflower Mushroom (Sparassis spathulata) which has been much more widely reported. American Cauliflower Mushroom is more densely folded.

There are 7 records in the project database.

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American Cauliflower Mushroom in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/7/2020). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

American Cauliflower Mushroom in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/7/2020). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)


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