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Wood Hedgehog

Hydnum repandum

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted on sodden forest floor in a reserve.

Notes:

This is a second spotting of this mushroom. They were in greater numbers this year.
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Hydnaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jul 11, 2015
Submitted on Jul 12, 2015

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