Nature of Sparassis crispa

P. Gordon Werner boe666 at
Thu Nov 3 21:20:17 EST 1994

stametsfam at (Paul Stamets) writes:

>     I am perplexed by Sparassis crispa. Not mycorrhizal,
> it does seem to be dependent on complex ecological
> constituents.

Its a parasite, not a mutualistic symbiont.  I've only seen 
it parasitising pine species, but it may affect other kinds 
of trees as well. 


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