Entry from British & World English dictionary
An edible mushroom which has a cap with a lobed fleshy margin, the underside of which bears downward-pointing spore-bearing spines, common in both Eurasia and North America.
- Hydnum repandum, family Hydnaceae, class Hymenomycetes.
- Others such as the hedgehog fungus have small teeth which are only visible when one looks under the cap.
- The hedgehog fungus has spines under the cap that can be easily brushed off.
- I was checking with my father-in-law who identified it as a hedgehog fungus.
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