Stock photo of Lion’s mane mushroom or fungus on growing on a tree in Japanese woodland. A Unique type of fungus easily identified by its unusual appearance. There are no other edible or inedible mushrooms that look anything like this. The Lion’s Mane Mushroom fungi is reported to be unparalleled for having health benefits to the nervous system and brain. A popular edible and medicinal mushroom in Asia. It has a number of common names such as the bearded tooth mushroom, satyr’s beard and the bearded hedgehog mushroom. the Lion’s Mane Mushroom is scientifically known as Hericium erinaceus and is native from North America through to Europe and Asia. Their habitat is usually found to be on hardwoods in forest and woodlands and during late summer through autumn.