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Hydnum rufescens   (Terracotta Hedgehog)
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 1.5-4 cm diameter * 0.8-1.5 cm tall

Hydnum rufescens, also known as Terracotta Hedgehog, is a small or medium-sized fruiting body is similar to that of Hydnum repandum but is smaller, thinner and salmon pink colored. It grows on soil in broad-leaf or coniferous woods.

Fruiting body is salmon-pink. Cap is smooth or faintly downy; it is at first convex with inrolled margin, becoming flattened and often slightly funnel-shaped. Margin remains incurved. Stem is stout, more or less equal, sometimes eccentric, and finely downy. Flesh is pinkish, soft, thick and rather crumbly. Spines are salmon pink and broadly attached to the stem. Spores are glassy in color.

Similar species Hydnum repandum.

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