Zoned Tooth

Hydnellum concrescens

Appears in

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

  • About

Zoned Tooth Hydnellum concrescens (Pers.) Banker (illustrated 45% life size) Fruit body usually fused together. Cap 2–7cm across, centrally depressed, radiately ridged, covered in coarse knobs or secondary caps; white to creamy pink and velvety, becoming fibrous-scaly and tan to dark brown in concentric zones, often with blackish blotches. Stem 5–5.5×2–10mm; concolorous with cap; velvety to matted. Flesh smell mealy. Spines 1–3mm long; whitish then pinkish-brown, finally dark purplish-brown. Spores 5.5–6×4–4.5¼, irregular outline. Spore print light to dark brown. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods; autumn. Occasional, vulnerable on Red Data List, a conserved species on the Biodiversity Action Plan. Unknown edibility.