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Toothed Jelly Fungus

Observed: 16th January 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Toothed Jelly Fungus
Toothed Jelly fungus (2)
Toothed Jelly Fungus (3)
Toothed Jelly Fungus underside spines
Toothed Jelly Fungus side view
Description:

Found on felled spruce,referred to as false hedgehog fungus or white jelly mushroom,occurs on well rotted coniferous stumps and wood,notably spruce varieties.The underside of the jelly fungus is toothed and remarkably similar in form to the undersurface of the hedgehog fungus

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mushroom Lady's picture

You will find the IDs in

You will find the IDs in Collins Complete Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools(2009), p 250, Roger Phillips "Mushrooms" (2006) p 350 and Jordan's "Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe (revised 2004) p 371. Hope that helps.

Mushroom Lady

jhn7's picture

Super find!

How interesting, you have some terrific photos!
Just to add a website to the above www.leifgoodwin.co.uk/Fungi/Pseudohydnum gelatinosum.html has a clear picture.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Thanks

I was rather excited with this one as I had never seen it before,the picture of the spines was taken with a microscope.I will add the website and look more closley at my books in future.
Sheila

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