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Hydnellum peckii                       Bleeding Tooth Fungus

Caps are flat to slightly depressed, 5-15 cm across, felty to woolly, dark brown at the centre, changing to salmon-pink at margin and exuding blood-red droplets when young. The teeth are salmon-pink, ageing brown and up to 4 mm long. The stalks are up to 8 cm tall and velvety. The flesh is dingy brown with a peppery taste. Widespread and not uncommon, it fruits on the ground under conifers.

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