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Toothed jelly fungus

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum


The underside of this jelly fungus is toothed and remarkably similar in form to the spiny under-surfaces of the wood hedgehog, Hydnum repandum and terracotta hedgehog, Hydnum rufescens. Caps range from 2 to 10 cm across with a total height, including stem, of up to 12 cm but more typically 6 cm. The upper surface is generally slightly convex and greyish white with translucent margins. The white or grey stems are laterally or eccentrically connected to the cap. They taper towards the base, being typically almost as tall as the cap diameter. The underside of the cap has blunt spines typically 3 mm long.


Mainly on dead and decaying coniferous wood - notably spruce but also pine. Felled trunks left to rot in shady, damp parts of the forest are likely to be hosts to this unusual species.


Spotted near Hoenderloo, Veluwe, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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Hoenderloo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Nov 1, 2020
Submitted on Nov 5, 2020

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