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Hydnum Caput Medusae

Hydnum caput-medusae

Medusa's Head

Hydnum caput-medusae has knob-like branches, with short, distorted teeth above, and long, uniform ones below. At first it is white, but later changes to a smoky or ash colour. The change in colour from white to an ashy tint distinguishes it from H. caput-ursi, which changes to creamy white.