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Hydnum

Hydnum Repandum

Description:

With gills, the cap was approximately 15 centimeters wide and round but flat. The cap was a little slimy but mostly dry, like Hydnum. The cap had maggots in the gills. The mushroom stood at approximately 4 centimeters tall. These mushrooms, were 5 centimeters from the ground, like the Hydnum fungi. Here are the identification characteristics:
 Kingdom: Fungi Division:Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes Order:Cantharellales Family:Hydnaceae Genus: Hydnum


Habitat:

When in the woods, my group (4-B) had spotted a group of mushrooms buried underneath leaves in groups of three. They had a little sun, as shown from the picture, yet they were shdaded from the trees and fallen leaves. These mushrooms were the same type of fungi, and I think that fungi was Hydnum Repandum (Hydnum).

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5 Comments

mmsbiodiversity7
mmsbiodiversity7 8 years ago

Thank you for your comments(-:

mmsbiodiversity42
mmsbiodiversity42 8 years ago

One of the people in my group had this plant and it does not have gills they have teeth!! Silly head...
- Hannah Banana<3

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 8 years ago

It's a little hard to see from the picture; I also went from your description, which said it had gills. The cap top is consistent with the hedgehog mushroom; if there were teeth then it could well be Hydnum repandum.

mmsbiodiversity26
mmsbiodiversity26 8 years ago

my mushroom I identified it as Hydnum but mine has teeth not gills you should look at my pictures to see if they had teeth.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 8 years ago

Hydnum do not have gills, they have teeth--hence their name "hedgehog" or "sweet-tooth". Thus this spotting cannot be Hydnum repandum.

mmsbiodiversity7
Spotted by
mmsbiodiversity7

Maine, USA

Spotted on Nov 14, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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