Hydnaceae (Teeth Fungi)
Members of this family do not have gills or a spongy tube layer, but they carry their spores on 'Teeth or Spines'. Usually both a cap and a stem are present, but in one case there is neither. Others are shelf like, i.e. a cap is present but without a stem.
Hericium clathroides (Icicle fungus)
This fungus is branched to form a coral like formation. It differs from the coral fungi in that it hangs off the host rather than growing upward from the ground or or wood.
Different people react differently to different mushrooms.
NEVER eat a wild mushroom without being 100% sure it is safe to do so.
15 Feb 2007