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 Add this item to the list   Hericium Pers. Neues Mag. Bot. 1: 109 1794.
   
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Remarks (public):Hericium is characterized and easily to identify by the large pileate and fleshy hydnoid basidiome, microscopically by the presence of gloeocysitida and amyloid ornamented basididiospores. It is morphologically close related to Climacodon but the latter differs in having inamyloid basidiospores. Phylogenetically, Hericium is classified in the Hericiaceae within the russuloid lineage, and very closely related to Laxitextum, with steroid basidiome (Larsson 2007b). Hydnum cirrhatum Pers., has been referred to Creolophus P. Karst. on the basis of the basidiospores that seem smooth at light microscope, but they appear slightly rugose at SEM; it clusters also with other Hericium species, thus the generic separation is not supported (Larsson & Larsson 2003). 
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Description:Hericium Pers., Neues Mag. Bot. 1: 109, 1794.
Syn.: Creolophus P. Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 5: 41, 1879.
Basidiome pileate, usually large, dimidiate to globose, with imbricate or gregarious growth, upper side tomentose to hirsute, hymenophore hydnoid. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with clamps. Gloeocystidia present. Basidia clavate, with 4-sterigmata, and a basal clamp. Basidiospores ellipsoid, slightly rugose or asperulate, amyloid.
 
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