Hydnum repandum

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Hydnum repandum

October 1997 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Hedgehog Fungus, Wood Hedgehog, Pied de Mouton

Cap

Convex, then flattened to depressed, irregular, smooth, white to pale yellow, to about 12 cm across

Spines

Decurrent, brittle and easily detached, white, to about 6 mm long

Stem

Central, or eccentric, whitish

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct to bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In woods, usually deciduous

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-9) x (5.5-7) µm2

Edibility

Edible, excellent

Notes

Take care not to confuse with Bankera fuligineoalba which occurs in Scottish Pine woods