Jelly Tooth

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

banner

Appears in

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Jelly Tooth Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Scop.) P. Karst. (illustrated 65% life size) Fruit body 2–6cm across, spatula-like or fan-shaped; bluish-grey becoming brownish; gelatinous, upper surface finely roughened or downy, lower surface covered in whitish spines 2–5mm long. Spores 5–7Γ—5ΒΌ, broadly ovate to subglobose; white. Basidia resembling hot cross buns from above. Habitat on conifer stumps; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

    Part of