Hedgehog Mushroom Hydnum repandum Linnaeus  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on ground in forests.

Description:

Cap: Yellow-orange; dry, felted; wrinkled/pitted in age; margin wavy; flesh white, thick, firm, stains orange-yellow. Fertile surface: Creamy-white/yellow-orange spines that darken when rubbed. Stalk: White with orange tints or colored like cap; nearly equal; solid; bruises orange-yellow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 6 records in the project database.

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Hedgehog Mushroom (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hedgehog Mushroom (fertile surface and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Hedgehog Mushroom (close-up of spines) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Hedgehog Mushroom in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2014). Nearly round, smooth; measured 3 X 5.8-7.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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