Hydnum


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Hydnum

 

a genus of basidial fungi of the family Hydnaceae. There are approximately 500 species, which grow in forests on the ground, in rotting wood, and more rarely on living wood. Hydnum species with a cap have hymenophores shaped like conical thorns, papillae, and warts on their underside; species extending under the earth’s substratum have them on the upper side of the fruit body. Some Hydnum species that have a fleshy fruit body, such as wood hedgehog and variegated Hydnum, are edible when they are young.

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con una fructificacion resupinada, gelatinosa, mas o menos hialina, semejante a un Hydnum o una Odontia, con un margen indeterminado y con basidios del tipo Myxarium en un himenio subtendido por un subiculo de hifas esteriles, el himenio en papilas aisladas entre si de 200 - 400 x 50 - 100 [micron]m.
cartilagineum Moller) que difiere de Protodontia por la presencia de un subiculo bien desarrollado y el himenio dispuesto en papilas grandes (3 - 5 [micron]m), que le dan la apariencia de un Hydnum como sugiere el nombre generico.
The stipitate Hydnums of the eastern United States.
His research delved into four areas: (1) forest tree diseases, especially white pine blister rust, (2) decay in building timbers and toxicity of creosotes to wood-destroying fungi, (3) language of mycology, and (4) taxonomy of boletes and hydnums (types of mushrooms and fungi).