What Is Bleeding Tooth Fungus: Is A Bleeding Tooth Fungus Safe

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What Is Bleeding Tooth Fungus: Is A Bleeding Tooth Fungus Safe

By Bonnie L. Grant Those of us with a fascination for the odd and unusual, will love bleeding tooth fungus (Hydnellum peckii). It has a weird appearance straight out of a horror movie, as well as some potential medical uses. What is bleeding tooth fungus? It is a mycorrhiza with serrated basal spines and oozing, blood-like secretions topside. A mushroom with a flair for the dramatic that is native to the Pacific Northwest. What is Bleeding Tooth Fungus? Picture a pale flesh dotted with deep pores seeping thick red fluid. Then turn the thing over and the base is studded with small, but nasty looking spines. Meet bleeding tooth fungus. Bleeding tooth fungus mushrooms are so called because they are a “tooth” fungus and the mushroom oozes a thick substance that looks like blood. In spite of the appearance, the fungus is not dangerous and, in fact, may have a

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