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False Hedgehog Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum) Growing on the trunk of a huge eucalyptus regnans in a damp rain forest.<br />
Young specimens about 20mm wide and just developing their milk teeth.<br />
Possibly yet to be proven different species in several parts of the world. Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Pseudohydnum gelatinosum Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

False Hedgehog Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum)

Growing on the trunk of a huge eucalyptus regnans in a damp rain forest.
Young specimens about 20mm wide and just developing their milk teeth.
Possibly yet to be proven different species in several parts of the world.

    comments (4)

  1. Amazing sight. Can you explain how it normally looks? I'm assuming this one is opened to show the internal structures? Posted 2 years ago
    1. This is a normal, front-on view and slightly from below to best show the teeth. Sorry my cam is broken and can't afford another. The focus is messed up so I just snap 50 and hope to get 1 Posted 2 years ago
      1. Wow, I had assumed you sliced it in half to show it like this, somehow the photos gave me that idea. Posted 2 years ago
  2. So wonderful! I am envious of this spotting! Posted one year ago

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''Pseudohydnum gelatinosum'' is an edible mushroom. Although bland, it can be candied or marinated.

Similar species: Auriculariales
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded May 31, 2016. Captured May 30, 2016 03:43 in Sherbrooke Track, Sherbrooke VIC 3789, Australia.
  • DSC-HX30V
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 9.16mm