Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

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Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum.jpg
Scientific classification
P. gelatinosum
Binomial name
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
(Scop.) P.Karst. (1868)
  • Hydnum gelatinosum Scop. (1772)
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
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teeth on hymenium
cap is depressed
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (common names include toothed jelly fungus, false hedgehog mushroom, cat's tongue, and white jelly mushroom) is an edible mushroom.[1] Although bland, it can be candied or marinated. A widely distributed species, it is found in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, Central America, and South America. The fungus grows in woodlands on dead trunks, logs, and stumps.[2]

The mushroom is mostly translucent and white.[3] Its cap is 1–4 cm wide, browns with age, with a spiny underside.[3] The stalk, if present, is up to 4 cm tall, tapering downwards.[3]

Similar species include Auriscalpium vulgare and Hydnum repandum (the hedgehog mushroom).[3]

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  1. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 357. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
  2. ^ Roberts P, Evans S (2011). The Book of Fungi. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press. p. 453. ISBN 978-0-226-72117-0.
  3. ^ a b c d Davis, R. Michael; Sommer, Robert; Menge, John A. (2012). Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 308–309. ISBN 978-0-520-95360-4. OCLC 797915861.