Flower Database

Cauliflower fungus

Basic information
Flower Name
Cauliflower fungus
Formal Name
Sparassis crispa
Alias
花弁茸, 唐松舞茸, Cauliflower fungus, Sparassis crispa, Hanabiratake
Habitat
cultivar (Mt. Miwa)
Morph
mushroom
Comment
Cauliflower fungus or Hanabiratake (scientific name: Sparassis crispa) is a mushroom of the family Sparassidaceae. It grows naturally in conifers such as larch, Todo, Fir and Tsuga. Although the original species naturally grows in Miwayama mountain, cultivars are sold as edible mushrooms. It is shaped like white petals gathered. There is not much taste. Unusual mushrooms are not sold at supermarkets etc.
Name: Cauliflower fungus, scientific name: Sparassis crispa, aka: Cauliflower fungus, Hanabiratake, distribution: cultivar (Mt. Miwa), The whole shape: petal shape, color: white to light yellow, the overall size: 15 to 30 cm, petal: spore, although there are spores but no petals, harvest period: all year round (cultivar).
Detailed information
Order
Polyporales
Family
Sparassidaceae
Genus
Sparassis
Species
S. crispa
Flower type
Other
Flower array
Other
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Other
Leaf edge
Other
Flowering place
Greenhouse
Color
Cream, White
Season
Height
 ~  [cm]
Diameter
15  ~ 30