Beech and ash.
Other broadleaved species.
Found on fallen stems, stumps, and dead parts of standing trees (i.e. pruning stubs).
Annual. Frond-like mass of coralloid spines. Pearly white. Can become quite large. Unmistakeable and simply brilliant.
Hericium cirrhatum (teeth grow like icicles); Hericium erinaceus (long teeth presented like a lion’s mane)
Very rare. Noteworthy. Not protected by legislation though any findings should be photographed, locations noted and all the relevant details sent to Kew Gardens’ mycological department. Do not pick this fungus.