Hydnellum P.Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 5: 41 (1879).

Larsson, Karl-Henrik, Svantesson, Sten, Miscevic, Diana, Koljalg, Urmas & Larsson, Ellen, 2019, Reassessment of the generic limits for Hydnellum and Sarcodon (Thelephorales, Basidiomycota), MycoKeys 54, pp. 31-47 : 31

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Hydnellum P.Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 5: 41 (1879).


Hydnellum P.Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 5: 41 (1879).

Type species.

Hydnellum suaveolens (Scop.:Fr.) P.Karst. (1879)


Hydnum suaveolens Scop.:Fr. (1772)

Basidiomata with pileus and stipe, single or concrescent; pileus thin to thick, at first smooth and velutinous, when mature felted, fibrillose, scaly, ridged, or irregularly pitted and scrupose, mostly brownish but also with white, olive yellowish, orange, purplish or bluish colours, often concentrically zonate; stipe narrow to thick, solid, mostly short; hymenophore hydnoid, usually strongly decurrent; context from soft and brittle to corky or woody; hyphal system monomitic, septa with or without clamps, context hyphae inflated or not; cystidia lacking; basidia narrowly clavate, producing four sterigmata; basidiospores with irregular outline, more or less lobed, verrucose, brownish. Terrestrial, forming ectomycorrhiza with forest trees.

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