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Auriscalpium vulgare Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 650 (1821)

Hydnum auriscalpium L., Sp. pl. 2: 1178 (1753)

Habitat: Only on decayed cones of Pinus spp. (most often P. sylvestris) buried or partially buried in soil and needle litter. Reported on both Abies and Larix spp., but these hosts are unverified.

Notes: Occasional but widespread and may be locally abundant.

Distribution: E: o, S: !, W: o, NI: !, ROI: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 61384; Scotland: K(M) 38281; Wales: K(M) 38295; NI: K(M) 81312; ROI: K(M) 38302 (very old record)

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 242
D+I:, in Pegler, D.N., Roberts, P.J. & Spooner, B.M., British Chanterelles and Tooth Fungi: an account of the British Cantharelloid and stipitate Hydnoid Fungi, (Ed.: Pegler D.N., Roberts P.J., and Spooner B.M.): 114 pp. (1997), p. 46-47
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Non gilled fungi, Heterobasidiomycetes, Aphyllophorales, Gasteromycetes 2: 412 pp. (1986), p. 238, pl. 283
D:, in Hansen, I. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gasteromycetoid Basidiomycetes, (Ed.: Lise Hansen & Henning Knudsen) 3: 444 pp. (1997), p. 285

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