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Hedgehog Fungus (Hydnum repandum)

Observed: 29th January 2010 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

These are usually pretty easy

These are usually pretty easy to positively ID although there are a few other tooth fungi in New Forest so its always worth checking. surprising that there are still so many mushrooms about after all that cold weather.

Blewit Boy's picture

I agree...............

I agree. I've not really bothered looking for fungi in winter before. But if you get your eye in, it's surprising what you can find. There are obviously, despite the cold, local climatic conditions that still favour fungal growth. It's mostly dead wood colonisers, but ocassionally I'm still finding the odd mushroom on the floor of open woodland.

chris