TOOTHED (Spines)

Toothed fungi consist of fungal fruiting bodies with downward-pointing  spines or ‘teeth’ emenating from their fertile surface. Some toothed fungi grow from decaying wood (Hericium spp., Mucronella spp., Radulomyces copelandii, Spongiopellis pachyodon, Steccherinum ochraceum, etc.). Others grow from the ground (Hydnum spp. Hydnellum spp., Phellodon spp., Sarcodon spp.). Trichaptum biforme, a polypore, has pores that split as they expand producing a tooth-like fertile surface. To view photos of toothed fungi and read descriptions of their characteristics, click on the names below.

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CLIMACODON_____pulcherrimus,_____septentrionalis

HERICIUM____americanum,_____coralloides, _____erinaceus

HYDNELLUM _____aurantiacum,_____caeruleum,_____concrescens,_____cristatum,_____diabolus,

    _____ferrugineum, _____peckii,_____scrobiculatum,_____spongiosipes,_____suaveolens

HYDNUM_____albidum, _____repandum ‘group’, _____rufescens,_____umbilicatum

IRPEX _____lacteus

MUCRONELLA_____pendula

MYCORRHAPHIUM _____adustum

PHELLODON_____alboniger,_____niger,_____violascens

PSEUDOHYDNUM____gelatinosum

RADULODON_____americanus 

RADULOMYCES_____copelandii

SARCODON_____atroviridis,_____cristatus, _____scabrosus,_____underwoodii

SARCODONTIA_____setosa

SPONGIOPELLIS_____pachyodon

STECCHERINUM_____ochraceum

TRICHAPTUM_____abietinum, _____biforme,_____subchartaceum