Hydnellum aurantiacum    (Batsch:Fr.) P. Karst. 

common name(s) : Orange Tooth 

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

synonyms: Calodon aurantiacum 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Colodon auranticum, Hydnum aurantiacum)  

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Hydnellum aurantiacum toxicity of Hydnellum aurantiacum genus Hydnellum  

The fruiting body is top-shaped, whitish orange to brownish, not banded, with cinnamon brown to brown-orange stem.

The flesh is orange to pale yellow; the odour is mealy or of bitter almonds.

The fertile surface is made of whitish grey then orange, lighter-tipped spines. The spore print is brown.

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

The fruiting period takes place from August to October.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  total height approximately 3 cm (between 0 and 6 cm)
  width of stem approximately 13 mm (between 5 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

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

page updated on 14/01/18