Sweet tooth mushroom

Hydnum repandum

Sweet Tooth Mushroom 4

A member of the Cantharellales family, sweet tooth mushroom was first discovered in 1753. These mycorrhizal fungi's fruiting body forms a yellow to light orange cap, and can form irregular shapes when closely crowded with other fruiting bodies. It permits a pleasant odor, and is usually described as having a sweet and nutty taste. This mushroom forms spines instead of gils, and is stained orange when bruised or with age. It is commonly found in groups or by itself throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. It is common in deciduous forests. This fungi has no poisonous lookalikes, so there is no need to worry about what your eating.

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