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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Hydnellum spongiosipes - Velvet Tooth

Range & Status

Most records are from southern England and the Channel Islands (Jersey), where it is found on soil in deciduous woodland, mostly associated with Oak Quercus spp. There are two older (1969) records for VC1 and two more recent records, 1997 and 2000 for VC2, one of which is from Ethy Wood (Lerryn). This fungus is on the UK BAP List of Priority Species as a Group Plan species (Toothed Fungi).


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.