Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

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Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

October 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Jelly Tongue, Jelly Tooth

Fruiting Body

A rubbery tongue like growth, laterally attached to the substrate, upper surface whitish then brown, finely roughened, lower surface white and covered with short spore bearing spines, about 2 to 5cm wide

Flesh

Whitish, gelatinous

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On stumps and dead wood of coniferous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical (5-6) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Not edible