Steccherinum ochraceum

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Steccherinum ochraceum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Steccherinaceae
Genus: Steccherinum
Species: S. ochraceum
Binomial name
Steccherinum ochraceum
(Pers.) Gray (1821)

Steccherinum ochraceum, known as ochre spreading tooth, is a hydnoid fungus of the family Steccherinaceae. It is a plant pathogen[1] infecting sweetgum trees. It was originally described as Hydnum ochraceum by Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1792, and later transferred to the genus Steccherinum in 1821 by Samuel Frederick Gray in 1821.[2]


  1. ^ Lincoff, Gary H. (2008). National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 437. ISBN 0-394-51992-2. 
  2. ^ Gray SF. (1821). A Natural Arrangement of British Plants. London, UK: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. p. 651. 

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