Scaly tooth or scaly hedgehog ♡
Elated to *finally* find & meet a troop of these gorgeous beauties this morning in the heathery mossy pine forests of the Cairngorms ♡
One of the UK’s rarer tooth mushrooms, you *can* find this fabulous fungus in the highlands of Scotland, if you’re lucky ♡
Now listed as Sarcodon squamosus (‘squamose’ meaning ‘covered in, or formed of, scales; scaly’) this mild-tasting pine-lover was previously known in some older books as Sarcodon imbricatum (‘imbricate’ meaning ‘overlapping, like roof tiles’) but S. imbricatum is now described as a cousin that grows with spruce I believe & is more bitter, two distinct species ♡
It’s like the lovechild of a dryad’s saddle and a wood hedgehog haha ??