Nature of Sparassis crispa

Edward Gosfield gosfield at
Mon Nov 7 01:15:48 EST 1994

P. Gordon Werner (boe666 at wrote:
: 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. 


I have seen it on deciduous trees in the PA woods (oak or maple, most 
likely, but i forget which one)

gosfield at

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