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Hydnum repandum   (Hedgehog Mushroom)
North America, Europe
Cap 3-10 cm diameter; stem 2-6 cm tall * 1.5-3 cm diameter
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Hydnum repandum, also known as Hedgehog Mushroom or Wood Hedgehog, is a medium-sized to large, fleshy mushroom with a pale whitish to pale orange-yellow cap. It grows on soil in broad-leaf or coniferous woods.

Cap creamy white sometimes with a yellowish tinge, irregular in shape (it may be convex or concave at maturity), with a wavy margin that is rolled inward when young. The cap surface is generally dry and smooth, although mature specimens may show cracking. The flesh is thick, white, firm and brittle. The undersurface has densely packed, soft spines that are round and measure 2–5 mm long. They are creamy to very pale orange and do not bruise. These spines sometimes run down at least one side of the stem. Odour not distinctive. Stem thick, central of off center; colored like cap or lighter. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal in shape and have a smooth surface. They measure approximately 6.5-9 x 5.5-7μm.

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