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Bleeding tooth fungus

Hydnellum peckii is an inedible fungus, and a member of the genus Hydnellum of the family Bankeraceae. It is a hydnoid species, producing spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the undersurface of the fruit bodies. It is found in North America, Europe, and was recently discovered in Iran (2008) and Korea (2010). Hydnellum peckii is a mycorrhizal species, and forms mutually beneficial relationships with a variety of coniferous trees, growing on the ground singly, scattered, or in fused masses. The fruit bodies typically have a funnel-shaped cap with a white edge, although the shape can be highly variable. Young, moist fruit bodies can "bleed" a bright red juice that contains a pigment known to have anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. The unusual appearance of the young fruit bodies has earned the species several descriptive common names, including strawberries and cream, the bleeding Hydnellum, the bleeding tooth fungus, the red-juice tooth, and the Devil's tooth.

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by thatdude420

submitted November 24th 2012

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Bleeding tooth fungus
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Should have named it a squeezed tampon.
5 years ago
They look delicious. Looks just like pastries.
5 years ago
can it get you high?
5 years ago
I don't know. How bout you find one and try it.
5 years ago
they're not poisonous, so no.
5 years ago
So do you just blaze all day and find cool shit online?
5 years ago
Sometimes
5 years ago
So do you trip if you eat it?
4 years ago
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