Hydnotria tulasnei


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Hydnotria tulasnei Berk. & Broome (illustrated 75% life size) Fruit body 3–4cm across, more or less potato-shaped, sometimes very lumpy; pinky brown. Flesh pinkish-cream to reddish, with meandering lighter β€˜valleys’; smell pleasant, like cocoa. Spores 20–35ΒΌ, spherical, decorated with small spines. Habitat with oaks and conifers; summer to autumn. Not recorded from Britain, these specimens were found in Portugal. Not considered edible.

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