Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Russulales 
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 Scientific Name: Hericium ramosum

Hericium ramosum (Bull. & Merat) Letellier, Hist. Descr. Champ. P. 43. 1826.

Basionym: Hydnum ramosum Bull. & Merat., Nouv. Fl. Envir. Paris Deux, Ed. 1: 37. 1821.

Hericium laciniatum Leers & Banker, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 12: 114. 1906.

 Description: Fruit body oval to roundish repeatedly branched, trunk 7-10 cm tall and across, white, becoming brownish, multiply forked branches, fine spines, stipe stout, tough. Hymenium spine-like 0.5-1 cm long, smooth. Spore print white, spores subglobose, finely punctate, hyaline, with oil drops, 4-5 × 3-4 μm, I+. Cystidia not seen, but gloeoplerous hyphae ends in the hymenium, 3-6 μm across. Basidia clavate, 20-30 × 4-5 μm, with 4 sterigmata and basal clamp. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 3-6 μm across, hyphae septa with clamp.

Taiwan, Nantou: Hsinyi, 13 Apr. 1995, W.N. Chou, CWN 00781 (TNM F3235).

 Habitat: Lignicolous. On dead standing hardwood.

Europe, North America, Japan, China, and Taiwan.


Bon, M. 1987; Imazeki, R. and Hong, T. 1989; Smith, AH. et al. 1981.


W. N. Chou

 Note: This species is edible