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Lion's Mane Mushroom
Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers.

kingdom Fungi - fungi »  class Agaricomycetes »  order Russulales - brittle fleshed fungi »  family Hericiaceae »  genus Hericium

Scientific synonyms

Hydnum erinaceus Bull.
Clavaria erinaceus (Bull.) Paulet
Hericium erinaceum (Bull.) Pers.
Dryodon erinaceus (Bull.) P. Karst.
Clavaria caput-medusae Bull.
Hydnum caput-medusae (Bull.) Pers.
Hericium caput-medusae (Bull.) Pers.
Merisma caput-medusae (Bull.) Spreng.
Dryodon caput-medusae (Bull.) Quél.
Hericium erinaceus f. caput-medusae (Bull.) Nikol.

Other names

= Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom
= Bearded Tooth Fungus
= Bearded Tooth Mushroom
= Hedgehog Mushroom
= Pom Pom Mushroom

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Intertaxon relationships

host: Fagus sylvatica L. - European Beech, Quercus cerris L. - Turkey Oak, Quercus robur L. - Pedunculate Oak, Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. - Sessile Oak

Similar species

Creolophus cirrhatus (Pers.) P. Karst. - Tiered Tooth
Hericium coralloides (Scop.) Pers. - Coral Tooth
Hericium flagellum (Scop.) Pers.

Biotopes

Links and literature

CZ Holec J., Bielich A., Beran M. (2012): Přehled hub střední Evropy, Academia Praha, 624pp [as Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2013
CZ Holec J. & Beran M. [eds.] (2006): Červený seznam hub (makromycetů) České republiky, Příroda, Praha, 24: 1-282. [as Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers.]
Data retrieved on: 4 August 2012
CZ Slavíček J. (ed.) (2014-2018): Číselník hub České republiky 2018, Česká vědecká společnost pro mykologii [as Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers.]
Data retrieved on: 16 September 2019

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Explanations

r Rar - especially rare species characteristic for this habitat