Hydnellum scrobiculatum (Fr.) P. Karst (3 Photos and Description)

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Hydnellum scrobiculatum

This toothed fungus, like other hydnellums, has a corky texture. It is very similar to Hydnellum concrescens, which, however, is qssociated with oaks and other hardwoods. It is mycorrhizal with conifers in coniferous and mixed hardwood-conifer forests. ‘Scrobiculatum’ means ‘pitted cap’. The cap is also rather zonate in shades of brown to almost black and usually has a paler margin. The spores of all hydnellums are brown. It is not edible. 

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Hydnellum scrobiculatum

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Hydnellum scrobiculatum