| Hydnellum spongiosipes
|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. Cap velvety.
|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.
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