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Hydnum rufescens   (Terracotta Hedgehog)
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 1.5-4 cm diameter * 2-4 cm tall
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Hydnum rufescens, also known as Terracotta Hedgehog, is a small or medium-sized fruiting body that is similar to that of Hydnum repandum but is smaller, thinner and salmon pink coloured. It grows on soil in broad-leaf or coniferous woods.

Cap salmon-pink, smooth or faintly downy, initially convex with an inrolled margin, later becoming flattened and slightly funnel-shaped. The stem is stout, more or less equal, sometimes eccentric, and finely downy. The flesh is pinkish, soft, thick, and crumbly. The spines are salmon pink and adnexed or almost free rather than decurrent to the stem. Stem pinkish white and solid with white flesh Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are ellipsoidal, smooth, measuring 6.5-8 x 5.5-7μm.

Hydnum rufescens on the web site.

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