The Jelly Tooth can be found at any time of year but is much more likely to be found from early Autumn to Winter.
|Common Names||Jelly Tooth (EN), Toothed Jelly Fungus, Cat's Tongue (US), False Hedgehog Fungus (US), White Jelly Fungus (US), Tafod Jeli (CY), Galaretek Kolczasty (PL), Kocsonyás Álgereben (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Pseudohydnum gelatinosum|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||5|
|Average Cap width (CM)||4|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
The fruiting body is translucent blue/grey turning brown with spines, mainly on the underside but can also appear anywhere on the fruiting body. The upper surface is very finely suede like.
Hedgehog Fungus (Hydnum repandum), pictured, and Terracotta Hedgehog (Hydnum rufescens) can look a bit similar as they both have spines but none of the Hydnum species are gelatinous and translucent like the Jelly Tooth.
It is described as edible in some sources, inedible in others. We recommend treating it as inedible as it is not a common mushroom and is apparently bland in taste and texture.