Sparassis Crispa

George Riner griner at
Sun Sep 27 20:33:28 EST 1998

Not that it matters for purposes of edibility, but S. herbstii could
be considered similar.  Bessette claims that S. herbstii is often
misidentified as S. crispa.

On 21 Sep 1998 06:49:47 -0700, pax at (Cheryl Amon) wrote:

>Hi all
>I have a large mushroom growing in my front yard here in Pa that I have
>identified from Bessette et al as Sparassis Crispa. Not being a native of
>North America (ie I am from Australia) I was wondering
>a) Are there other mushroom species that might be mistaken for S. Crispa?
>b) Bessette says that S. Crispa is edible and choice. Is there an optimum
>time to harvest S. Crispa?
>Geoff W

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