Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Auriculariales
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Pseudohydnum
Species: P. gelatinosum
Binomial name
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
(Scop.) P.Karst. (1868)
  • Hydnum gelatinosum Scop. (1772)
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
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Mycological characteristics

teeth on hymenium
cap is depressed
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (common names include toothed jelly fungus, false hedgehog mushroom, cat's tongue, and white jelly mushroom) is an edible mushroom. Although bland, it can be candied or marinated. A widely distributed species, it is found in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, Central America, and South America. The fungus grows in woodlands on dead trunks, logs, and stumps.[1]

See also


  1. Roberts P, Evans S (2011). The Book of Fungi. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press. p. 453. ISBN 978-0-226-72117-0.

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