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Old 10-09-2015, 02:34 AM   #97
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Topped with strawberry jam...
Releasing jamming-Typical sewing, weaving, baling..Hydnellum peckii is an inedible (though not toxic) fungus, and a member of the genus Hydnellum of the family Bankeraceae.. It is a hydnoid species, producing spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the undersurface of the fruit bodies.. It is found in North America, Europe, and was recently discovered in Iran (2008) and Korea (2010).. Hydnellum peckii is a mycorrhizal species, and forms mutually beneficial relationships with a variety of coniferous trees, growing on the ground singly, scattered, or in fused masses...The fruit bodies with a white edge, although the shape can be highly variable.. Young, moist fruit bodies can "bleed" a bright red fluid that contains a pigment known to have anticoagulant properties similar to heparin.. The unusual appearance of the young fruit bodies has earned the species several descriptive common names, including strawberries and cream, the bleeding Hydnellum, the bleeding tooth fungus, the red-juice tooth, and the Devil's tooth...As in all mushroom-producing fungi, the fruit bodies (sporocarps) are the reproductive structures that are produced from fungal mycelium when the appropriate environmental conditions of temperature, humidity and nutrient availability are met..The fruit bodies of Hydnellum peckii are found growing solitary, scattered, or clustered together on the ground under conifers, often among mosses and pine needle litter. H. peckii is a "late-stage" fungus that, in boreal forests dominated by jack pine, typically begins associating with more mature hosts...

Young specimens "bleed" a red juice...

The classification of the Mollicutes has always been difficult..The Firmicutes (Latin: firmus, strong, and cutis, skin, referring to the cell wall) are a phylum of bacteria, most of which have Gram-positive cell wall structure.. A few, however, such as Megasphaera, Pectinatus, Selenomonas and Zymophilus, have a porous pseudo-outer-membrane that causes them to stain Gram-negative..The kingdom Animalia contains approximately 35 phyla, Plantae contains 12, and Fungi contains 6..Current research in phylogenetics is uncovering the relationships between phyla, which are contained in larger clades, like Ecdysozoa and Embryophyta...Bacillus is a genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped (bacillus) bacteria and a member of the phylum Firmicutes.. B.subtilis has proved a valuable model for research.. Other species of Bacillus are important pathogens, causing anthrax and food poisoning..Although the fruit bodies of H. peckii have been described as resembling "Danish pastry topped with strawberry jam", and Hydnellum species in general are not known to be poisonous, they are inedible due to their extremely bitter taste..Hydnellum peckii (Binomial name Banker 1912) can bioaccumulate the heavy metal caesium.. In one Swedish field study, as much as 9% of the total caesium of the topmost 10 cm (3.9 in) of soil was found in the fungal mycelium..The fruit bodies of this and other Hydnellum species are prized by mushroom dyers... was an actor, sir..That explains it.. Resting, are you?..No, sir.. I've given it up..Everyone's an actor in Rome..There isn't enough work..The theatre isn't what it was...

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