Hydnellum peckii    Banker 

common name(s) : Devil's Tooth 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Thelephorales/Bankeraceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae  

synonyms: Hydnellum diabolum, Hydnum peckii 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Hydnellum diabolus)  

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Hydnellum peckii toxicity of Hydnellum peckii genus Hydnellum  

The fruiting body is top-shaped, white to orange brownish, not banded, with a stem concolorous to cas.

The flesh is brownish; its taste is hot, acrid; the odour is pleasant.

The fertile surface is made of blue-grey to purple brown spines. The spore print is brown.

It grows on the ground, in coniferous woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with spruce, pine.

The fruiting period takes place from August to December.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  total height approximately 7 cm (between 0.5 and 15 cm)
  width of stem approximately 15 mm (between 5 and 30 mm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Hydnellum peckii is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18