Pseudohydnum, sometimes called Tremellodon, gelatinosum is one of the most conspicuous jelly fungi, often occurring in dense clusters on fallen wood.
Unlike the other jelly fungi. Pseudohydnum gelatinosum has soft, tooth-like projections on the underside, a common feature of the Hydnum fungi, but it is not closely related to them. Gelatinopum means literally: gelatinous jelly-fungus. The cap is up to 50 mm wide, often irregular in shape, thick and jelly-like in texture, greyish-white to brown and nearly translucent.
The cap surface of Pseudohydnum gelatinosum is moist to gelatinous and uneven. Undersurface white. The teeth are pointed and conspicuous, transparent to white. The stem is either short or absent, attached at one side, and the same colour as the cap. Spores are white. Clusters on wood in wet forest.
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