Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

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Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum Abernethy Forest.jpg
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum, Abernethy Forest, Scotland
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Auriculariales
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Pseudohydnum
P. gelatinosum
Binomial name
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
(Scop.) P.Karst. (1868)
  • Hydnum gelatinosum Scop. (1772)

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum is a species of fungus in the order Auriculariales. It has the recommended English name of jelly tooth,[1] with reference to its gelatinous consistency and hydnoid (toothed) undersurface. The species was thought to be cosmopolitan, but recent DNA evidence suggests that it is confined to Europe and northern Asia, with superficially similar but distinct species elsewhere.[2] At least three species occur in North America, but these are currently unnamed.[2] P. gelatinosum grows on dead conifer wood.[3]

The jelly tooth is edible and consumed for food in Bulgaria and Russia.[4] The fungus can be eaten raw.[5]


  1. ^ Holden L. (April 2022). "English names for fungi 2022". British Mycological Society. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
  2. ^ a b Zhou H, Liu H, Gates GM, Wu F, Dai Y, Cooper JA. (2022). "Phylogeny and diversity of the genus Pseudohydnum (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota)". Journal of Fungi. 8 (7): 658. doi:10.3390/jof8070658. PMC 9325116. PMID 35887415.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Roberts P, Evans S (2011). The Book of Fungi. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press. p. 453. ISBN 978-0-226-72117-0.
  4. ^ Boa ER. (2004). Wild Edible Fungi: A Global Overview of Their Use and Importance to People. Food & Agriculture Organization. p. 138. ISBN 978-92-5-105157-3.
  5. ^ Stoyneva-Gärtner, M. P.; Uzunov, B. A.; Dimitrova, P. (June 15, 2017). "Jelly-like algae and fungi used as food in Bulgaria". International Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences. 2 (1): 6–9.