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Jelly Tooth

Inedible Inedible
Autumn Autumn
Winter Winter

The Jelly Tooth can be found at any time of year but is much more likely to be found from early Autumn to Winter. 

Mushroom Type
Common Names Toothed Jelly Fungus, Cat's Tongue (US), False Hedgehog Fungus (US), White Jelly Fungus (US)
Scientific Name Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
Season Start Sep
Season End Dec
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.

Fruiting Body

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.

Spines

The spines are white/off white, soft and can run down the stem.

Stem

The stem is translucent, white and commonly off centre to the cap.

Flesh

Translucent and jelly like.

Habitat

Well rotted conifer stumps and rotted conifer remains.

Possible Confusion

Hedgehog Fungus, pictured, and Terracotta Hedgehog can look a bit similar as they both have spines but none of the Hydnums are gelatinous and translucent like the Jelly Tooth.

Spore Print

White. Globose.

Frequency

Uncommon.

Other Facts

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.

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