TOOTHED FUNGI 

Toothed fungi have a fertile hymenium (spore-producing surface) consisting of downward pointing spines. Although all the fungi listed below share the same toothed morphological characteristic, most are not closely related. The edible Hydnum umbilicatum and Hydnum repandum, for example, are more closely related to chanterelles than they are to the inedible toothed hydnellums. Unlike hydnums, hydnellums have brown spores and tend to engulf nearby forest debris as they expand. Hericiums, on the other hand, are more closely related to russulas and lactarius than they are to any other toothed fungus. Phellodons have white spores.


BANKERA____violascens

CLIMACODON____pulcherrimus____ septentrionalis

HERICIUM (Re: Russulas)____americanum____coralloides (ramosum)____erinaceus

HYDNELLUM____aurantiacum____caeruleum____concrescens____cristatum____ferrugineum,____peckii ____scrobiculatum ____spongiosipes____suaveolens

HYDNUM (Re: Chanterelles)____umbillicatum____repandum____rufescens

IRPEX____lacteus

PHELLODON____alboniger____niger

RADULODON (RADULOMYCES, SARCODONTIA)____copelandii

SARCODON____atroviridis____cristata____scabrosus____underwoodii

SARCODONTIA____pachyodon____setosa

SPONGIOPELLIS____pachyodon (see SARCODONTIA)

STECCHERINUM____ochraceum

TRICHAPTUM ____abietinum____biforme