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.
is salmon-pink. Cap is smooth or faintly downy; it is at first convex with an inrolled margin, becoming flattened and often slightly funnel-shaped. The margin remains incurved. The stem is stout, more or less equal, sometimes eccentric, and finely downy. The flesh is pinkish, soft, thick and rather crumbly. Spines are salmon pink and broadly attached to the stem. Spores
are glassy in color.
include the closely related Hydnum repandum
which is larger and white.
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