Nature of Sparassis crispa

Stametsfam stametsfam at
Thu Oct 27 23:46:06 EST 1994

     I am perplexed by Sparassis crispa. Not mycorrhizal,
 it does seem to be dependent on complex ecological
 constituents. I have gotten so far as to get a flat
 plateau of convoluted ridges - an aborted  fruitbody -
on  sterilized conifer sawdust. Does anyone have any 
insights into its ecology or suggestions for its cultivation
 - indoors or outdoors in natural landscapes. Does anyone
 know of any successes in cultivation?

     Thank you very much. 

Paul Stamets   Stamets1 at

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