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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Hericium cirrhatum (Pers.) Nikol., Acta Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. USSR Plant. Crypt., Fasc. II 6: 343, 1950.
Bas.: Hydnum cirrhatum Pers., Neues Mag. Bot. 1: 109, 1794. Syn.: Creolophus cirrhatus (Pers.) P. Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 5: 42, 1879.
Basidiome pileate, dimidiate to semicircular, fleshy, with imbricate growth, upper sterile surface more or less smooth to granulose or tomentose, cream coloured, hymenophore hydnoid with aculei 1-2 cm long, yellowish cream, context fibrous, whitish. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae with clamps, thin-walled, frequently ampulliform and variable in size, usually 4-8 µm wide, hyaline. Gloeocystidia cylindrical, sinuous, about 100 x 6-8 µm, with granular contents, SA?. Basidia clavate, 25-35 x 4-5 µm, with 4-sterigmata, with a basal clamp. Basidiospores ellipsoid to subglobose, 3.5-4.5 x 2.5-3.5 µm, smooth at light microscope (rugose at SEM), hyaline, amyloid.
Distribution in Europe: Poland, France, Belarus, Belgium, Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, and Ukraine. Widely distributed species in Europe and present in Italy in Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, and Sardegna.
Substrata: on Fagus sylvatica.
 
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