|This young specimen (white spines) was found in June growing from
the ground in mixed woods with oak trees present. Spores are
produced on the spines that hang down from the underside of the
cap. The stem of Hydnellum spongiosipes is soft and spongy.
|These mature specimens (brown spines) of Hydnellum spongiosipes were
found growing in oak savanna, Lake County; August.
|The spores of Hydnellum spongiosipes have large
warts, described technically as tuberculate.
|See Hydnellum spongiosipes at