|Clavulina cristata (Holmsk.:Fr.) J. Schr÷t.|
The fruiting body is shaped like a densely branched shrub or cauliflower, with fringed or toothed tips, white, cream to slightly yellowish, sometimes greyish, with a short basal trunk, sometimes multiple, slightly twisted and laterally compressed.The flesh is soft, slightly brittle, white; its taste is mild to bitter; the odour is faint. The fertile surface is smooth. It grows on the ground, in coniferous or broad-leaved woods, trooping alongside paths, sometimes in fairy rings. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : shrub- or cauliflower-shaped,2-3 inch high, whitish to greyish, with fringed-toothed and compressed tips (arranged in fingers, comb, or crest), common
Clavulina cristata is occasional and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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