Hydnum repandum

Wood Hedgehog

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  • Hydnum repandum Wood Hedgehog

    11 Jul 2015-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    With contorted pale orange caps about 25 mm, these fruiting bodies were growing close to the ground. The cap margins were mealy and white.The fertile under-surface had densely packed spines or teeth instead of pores and these were slightly decurrent (pic 2). The whote stipe were otherwise smooth. Spotted on sodden forest floor in a reserve.


  • Hydnum repandum Wood Hedgehog

    15 Jul 2014-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    Pic 1 shows the underside of the cap of this thick white fungus. The fertile surface showed closely packed white "teeth" instead of gills or pores. The teeth were decurrent ( running down the stem) -pic 4. The young fruiting bodies were growing in a clump with some of their thick white stipes fused together. The caps were a pale orange, distorted by mutual pressure and showed in-rolled margins. The stem turned a beautiful orange when bruised or cut. Growing on a damp eucalyptus forest floor, among leaf and wood debris.


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    1. Chris Lindorff  Hi Leuba. Great to have a photo of this species. It is a Fungimap target species. I have now added the name to the NS database. Cheers.

      Reply • 06 Mar 2015