What is this mushroom

Berlstein berlstein at aol.com
Wed Sep 10 01:26:19 EST 1997


>Hello
>
>I have tried to find this mushroom in ordinary books.
>
>It's cap is 10 cm in diameter. It's height 10 cm.
>It's color is red and white (more or less).
>It's not a sapp or gilled it's got these small
>spikes instead (i don't know what you call it in english)
>These spikes are brownish.
>What makes this a strange looking mushroom is
>the top of the cap which is covered with upvard pointing
>bigger spikes or maybe tubes 2-3 cm long and 3-4 mm thick.
>On the downside of the cap there is drops of a clear
>red liquid. I found this in sweden in northern europe
>near stockholm.

Sounds like the Bleeding Hydnellum
hydnellum peckii

Can be found in David Arora's "All that the rain promises and more."  I do
not know if it is found commonly in Europe, or if it as an "accidental" as
the birdwatchers would say

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