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Hydnum repandum   (Common Hedgehog Tooth)
North America, Europe
Cap 3-10 cm diameter; stem 2-6 cm tall * 1.5-3 cm diameter

Medium-sized to large, fleshy cap; pale whitish to pale orange-yellow. Grows on soil in broad-leaf or coniferous woods.

Fruiting body cream, sometimes with yellowish tinge, cap smooth or faintly downy, at first convex with inrolled margin flattened, margin remaining incurved. Flesh thick, soft, brittle, white, stains brownish orange where bruised. Odor not distinctive. Spines are off-white to pinkish; decurrent and small often extending from lower cap down upper stem Stem Thick, central of off center; colored like cap or lighter.

Similar species Hydnum albidum has a white cap, smaller spores, and occurs on alkaline soil. Closely related Hydnum refescens is smaller and orange.

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