Wood Cauliflower - Sparassis crispa
Sparassis crispa can be recognised by its distinctive, whitish to pale buff, much-lobed fruitbodies, which have been considered to resemble a cauliflower.
Parasitic on roots of conifers, especially pines, fruiting at the base of the trunk, or sometimes on old stumps, and causing a cubical brown rot.
Summer and autumn.
Parasitic on roots of conifers.
Widespread but rather local in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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