Hydnum repandum 1
Hydnum repandum, "Wood Hedgehog", is common, worldwide, and in Australia grows singly or in groups on leaf litter in woodlands or forests, especially Eucalyptus and Nothofagus . It has small, soft spines underneath the cap, instead of gills, from which the spores disperse; spore print white. The cap is up to 100 mm, convex, irregularly contorted or even depressed; sometimes several caps are fused together. The flesh is brittle, and the cap colours are cream to apricot or ochre, staining orange with bruising. The spines are cream and finely pointed and may extend a little way down the stem, which is white with no ring. Jack Cann Reserve, Blackwood, 2010.
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