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Caps of Hydnum repandum are 6–15 cm wide; broadly convex, becoming planoconvex or flat; the margin inrolled at first, becoming wavy and broadly scalloped; dry; bald; becoming finely pocked; pale orange to nearly white. The undersurfaces are usually just beginning to run down the stem; covered with densely packed, soft spines that are round in cross-section and measure 2–5 mm long; creamy to very pale orange; not bruising. Stems are 3–6 cm long; 1–2.5 cm thick; sometimes somewhat off-center; dry; smooth; whitish; not bruising.
Mycorrhizal with hardwoods or conifers, especially spruces and beech; growing gregariously on the ground; summer and fall.
Spotted in a broadleaf forest near Gortel, Veluwe, Holland. (sources: see reference)