Zonate Tooth Hydnellum concrescens (Persoon) Banker  

Status:

Found scattered or in groups fused on ground under conifers or hardwoods.

Description:

Cap: Concentric rings of various colors, margin white (stains purple-brown or black), inner zones various colors; may be convex, flat, depressed, or funnel-shpaed; surface roughened with pits and ridges; flesh orange to
reddish-brown, fibrous, tough; unpleasant odor when cut. Fertile surface: Covered with gray-brown spines (1-3 mm) with paler tips, spines continue down stalk. Stalk: Colored like cap; typically tapers up (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Zonate Tooth (cluster of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/7/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Zonate Tooth (fertile surface covered with spines) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/7/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

A young specimen of Zonate Tooth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/20/2018). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Young specimens of Zonate Tooth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/20/2018). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Zonate Tooth specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/7/2009). Nearly round/irregular, prominantly nodulose; measured 4.5-6.3 X 4.5-6.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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