Lion's mane fungus
Beech and oak.
Other broadleaved species.
Found fruiting usually on stems and larger branches.
Annual . Individual spines outwardly splay from a central point that sweep downwards to form a rounded fruit body. Off-white to beige-cream colour that may blacken with age.
This species is protected by law. Very rare in the UK outside of cultivation. Findings should be reported to Kew Gardens for recording. The supporting wood substrate should be conserved.