Name: Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr.
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Copyright © 2008 Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
Copyright © 2001 Michael Wood (mykoweb)
Copyright © 2013 Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Sparassis crispa

[#228848] Index Fungorum

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GSD Species Synonymy

Author: (Wulfen) Fr.

Citation: Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 1: 465 (1821)

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Sparassidaceae

Genus: Sparassis

Lifeform:
Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Petersen, Ron and Hughes, Karen (2014) Cauliflower Tales, McIlvainea 23 (13-15): http://www.namyco.org/..., advocates splitting Sparassis crispa into S. crispa, S. americana, S. americana f. arizonica, and S. radicata, even though some interbreeding is possible, at least in the lab.

Sparassis crispa seems limited to Europe, including western Russia, being replaced in eastern North America by S. americana and in western North America by S. americana f. arizonica in southeastern Arizona and S. radicata in the Pacific Northwest. The dominant species in Asia is S. latifolia.”

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