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Hedgehog fungus

Observed: 11th October 2012 By: Ginny B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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P1040194_Hedgehog fungus
P1040195_Hedgehog fungus
P1040197_Hedgehog fungus
Description:

Found in Culbin Forest by the track. Large, brown and shaggy topped with 'hedgehog' spines beneath. It is both bigger and much darker than those I've seen before. Picture 3 was more the size I'm accustomed to seeing.

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

D.M.H.'s picture

Unless found with spruce then

Unless found with spruce then S.imbricatum.

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All given ID's are subject to error/ommissions. Please seek independent verification before acting on ANY advice given. BE SAFE =)

Ginny B's picture

Culbin Forest is mainly Scots pines

Culbin Forest is mainly Scots pines. Thank you for the ID.

I know next to nothing about fungi recognising only very few, but would like to know more.

Are these ones edible? They certainly don't look very appetising!

Ginny

D.M.H.'s picture

They are classed as RARE!

They are classed as RARE! please resist your temptation to eat.

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flaxton's picture

It is now thought that as all

It is now thought that as all the British finds are with Pine they are almost certainly S squamosus making S imbricatum a non British species.
Mal

Ginny B's picture

Promise - I won't eat it!

Promise - I won't eat it! And also to put your mind at rest, I didn't turn the one in picture three upside down; that was how it was found.

Ginny