Hydnum repandum

23 Sep

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Found some glowing good Hedgehog mushrooms today. Here is a look at a half pounder.

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View of the spiny teeth on the underside of the cap.

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The cap has lots of splitting which gives it a certain character.

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Here is what I mean by glowing good as they really stand out from a far away distance.

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Some Hedgehog mushrooms in the basket.

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There are actually a few different looking hedgehogs out in these woods today. The large red-brown capped (Hydnum repandnum) at the back, the most common in this area (Hydnum repandum var alba) with the light tan cap in the middle and last and what seems least, up front all alone, one tiny (Hydnum umbilicatum). All 3 of these Hedgehogs though are choice edibles. ciao

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2 Responses to “Hydnum repandum”

  1. ediblethings September 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Thanks for showing a few varieties. I think they darker H. repandnum is more common here, but maybe I have been missing a trick?

    • 1left September 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

      Yes, A mushroom I notice often while gathering these Hedgehogs here is the also large Lactarius deceptivus sometimes they will be growing within feet of each other. For many years I suspected all these large light colored mushrooms in late Sept were Lactarius deceptivus, I was fortunate to look a little closer this year. ciao

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