Phellodon confluens (Pers.) Pouz. Zusammenfliessender Korkstacheling Fused Tooth. Fruit bodies usually fusing together. Cap 2–6cm across, flat to depressed, thickly downy at first, centre becoming roughened or pitted, initially white becoming cream to dark tan from centre out. Stem 10–20 x 5–15mm, stocky, sometimes very short, often tapering towards the downy base, white discolouring yellow- to grey-brown with age. Flesh white to grey-brown in cap, much darker in stem. Smell of fenugreek when dried. Spines 1–2mm long, white becoming grey or violet-tinged. Spores white, subglobose, spiny, 3.5–4.5 x 3–4m. Habitat under beech, chestnut and especially oak, more rarely in mixed conifer woods. Season autumn. Rare. Edibility unknown. Found In Europe.